Egypt Just Lit Up The Pyramids With The Lebanese Flag

Egypt Just Lit Up The Pyramids With The Lebanese Flag

In a gesture of solidarity for , Egyptian authorities have lit up their country’s major pyramids with the Lebanese flag.

The Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Ministry illuminated the ancient Giza pyramids with the Lebanese flag after was shaken by a massive explosion that killed dozens and injured thousands.

On the other hand, the country’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement in which it expressed solidarity for .

The Ministry affirmed that it was “intently following the significant development,” stressing that was researching how to help “in this delicate circumstance.”

With that, has joined several countries that have expressed solidarity for following the largely devastating Tuesday explosion.

World leaders such as , the US, and others have sent messages of support and sympathy for the Lebanese people, with some promising aid for ’s burned-out medical response.

French President said that was sending first aid and resources to .

“I express my fraternal solidarity for the Lebanese people after the explosion that caused a large number of casualties, this evening in , and caused serious damage,” the French President tweeted.

always stands by ,” he added.

’s Chancellor Angela Merkel said through her spokeswoman that she was shocked by the event. She also promised aid for .

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 as they recover from this horrible tragedy.”

On that note, US President promised, “the stands ready to assist .”

Similar messages were sent to from numerous countries in the region and across the world, including the UK, Qatar, , , , and the UAE – which also lit up its Burj Khalifa with the Lebanese flag.

Even , which is enemies with and, as such, has no diplomatic relations with the country, has expressed its readiness to send aid to Beirut.

The chemical warehouse explosion has damaged and destroyed many houses and buildings in the capital, and displaced many people, in addition to the deaths and wounded.

It also prompted a recommendation by a national sciences expert that those in who can leave to other areas should do so.

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