Since the devastating blast shook Beirut on August 4th, the Lebanese flag has illuminated several of the world’s most recognizable structures, as an expression of solidarity with the Lebanese people.
One of these is Kuwait, which lit up its iconic Kuwait Towers with the flag on Wednesday, as Egypt had done with its pyramids and the UAE with Burj Khalifa.
The show of support for Lebanon, which has been suffering from the dire effects of the Beirut Port explosion, came after Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah extended his condolences to Lebanese President Michel Aoun.
During a Wednesday phone call, the Crown Prince affirmed “the State of Kuwait’s sympathy for its sister Lebanon in the face of the large explosion that occurred in the Port of Beirut, which resulted in the death of dozens and the injury of hundreds.”
He also stressed his country’s continuing support for Lebanon in facing the blast’s aftermath.
Finally, Prince Nawaf extended his and the Kuwaiti people’s sincerest condolences to President Aoun, the Lebanese people, and the families of the victims, wishing the injured a quick recovery and good health.
The Middle Eastern country was quick to step up and respond to the Beirut explosion; it was among the first to send medical aid to Lebanon after the latter’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab had sent an urgent request to the world, asking for urgent support.