Lebanon received 487 tons of medical and food aid from Egypt, aimed to support the Internal Security Forces and the fire brigades of Beirut and Tripoli.
The donation was presented at the port of Beirut in the presence of the Interior Minister Bassam Malawi, the Health Minister Firas Abiad, the director-general of the port of Beirut Omar Itani, and the Ambassador of Egypt to Lebanon Yasser Alawi.
The distribution of these supplies will be conducted within “a program organized in coordination with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati and the other ministers” according to a statement issued by the Beirut port’s information office.
This donation is the latest of a series of support from Egypt, which began the next day after the Beirut Blast, as a result of direct contact between the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and President Michel Aoun.
“The medicines will go under the supervision of the ministry of health, mostly to the Internal Security Forces (ISF) to meet their needs, but the food will go to both the Internal Security Forces, the Beirut fire brigade, and the Tripoli fire brigades,” Bassam Mawlawi said, thanking the Egyptian leadership for standing by Lebanon.
“The Beirut port administration will not hesitate to meet all the requirements and provide all logistical facilities to the bridges of support for Lebanon and the Lebanese,” Omar Itani said in return.