International Community expresses solidarity with Lebanon over horrific explosions in Beirut

The international community has expressed solidarity with Lebanon following the massive explosion that rocked the capital city, Beirut, leaving more than 78 people dead and 4,000 wounded.
The Secretary-General of UN Antonio Guterres expressed  his condolences to the families of the victim as well as the people and government of Lebanon in a statement issued by the deputy spokesperson, Farhan Haq.
The statement reads,
“The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon, following the horrific explosions in Beirut today. He wishes a speedy recovery to the injured, including several United Nations personnel working in Lebanon.
The United Nations remains committed to supporting Lebanon at this difficult time, and is actively assisting in the response to this incident.”
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia said it was “following with great concern the repercussions of the explosion that occurred” in Lebanon after two massive explosions in Beirut’s port on Tuesday.
The two blasts killed dozens of people, with the death toll expected to rise, and injured thousands. The blast was felt across the city and damaged several buildings and roads.
The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed the Kingdom’s full support and solidarity with the “brotherly Lebanese people … and to protect Lebanon from all harm,” it said in a statement issued by Saudi Press Agency.
The Kingdom’s government also expressed its sincere condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims and those injured in the attack, wishing them a speedy recovery.
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered directives to send aid to Lebanon to assist with the recovery, while Bahrain said it “extremely distressed by the terrible explosion.” It also asked those in need of assistance to contact their embassy.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE lighted up with the Lebanese flag in condolences of the tragic explosion while the crown prince of Dubai, Muhammad bn Zayed al Nahayan said in a tweet :”Our thoughts and prayers are with our Lebanese brothers and sisters during these trying times. We pray that God grants you patience and solace. God bless Lebanon and the Lebanese people.”
Pakistan on Wednesday also sent its condolences to Lebanon.

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