Two Moroccan planes carrying food aid landed at Beirut-Rafik Hariri International Airport on Saturday.
The Lebanese Army‘s Directorate of Orientation said in a statement that “two planes loaded with 22 tonnes of foodstuffs provided as a gift from His Majesty King Mohammed VI to the Lebanese Army and the Lebanese people” had arrived in Lebanon.
The Army indicated that these planes are two of eight that will arrive successively in the coming days and deliver a total of 90 tonnes of food aid.
Upon receiving the donation, the representative of the Lebanese Armed Forces, Commander Gen. Joseph Aoun, expressed gratitude for the Moroccan king’s initiative.
He wished “peace and tranquility to the brotherly Moroccan people, and to the Kingdom of Morocco continued prosperity and progress.”
Earlier on Saturday, the Embassy of Morocco in Beirut announced that King Mohammed VI had approved providing a personal royal gift for the benefit of the Lebanese Army and the Lebanese people.