“I express my fraternal solidarity for the Lebanese people after the explosion that caused a large number of casualties, this evening in Beirut, and caused serious damage,” the French President tweeted.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said through her spokeswoman that she was shocked by the event. She also promised aid for Lebanon.
“Italy is close to Lebanese friends in this tragic moment. Our thoughts go to the families of the victims, to whom we express our deep condolences, and to the injured people, to whom we wish a speedy recovery,” said Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Miao.
Similarly, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared: “We are monitoring and stand ready to assist the people of Lebanon as they recover from this horrible tragedy.”
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