France ” alongside Lebanon ”, ready to provide ” assistance ” if necessary, says Le Drian

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday evening that France was on “Lebanon’s side” and ready to help it after the strong explosions that rocked Beirut. “France stands and will always stand alongside Lebanon and the Lebanese. It is ready to provide assistance according to the needs expressed by the Lebanese authorities,” he said on Twitter. “While Beirut has just been hit hard by explosions, France offers its condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the many injured,” he added.

Two powerful explosions rocked Beirut on Tuesday, leaving 27 dead and 2,500 injured, causing panic and causing a huge mushroom of smoke in the sky of the Lebanese capital.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday evening that France was on “Lebanon’s side” and ready to help it after the strong explosions that rocked Beirut. “France stands and will always stand by the side of Lebanon and the Lebanese. She is ready to provide assistance according to the needs expressed by …

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