August 5, 2020 - 13:05 AMT
Armenia will send support to Lebanon; Needs assessment underway

Armenia is going to provide support to Lebanon after deadly explosions shook the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Tuesday, August 4, Prime Minister's spokeswoman, Mane Gevorgyan, told PanARMENIAN.Net.

Lebanon is surveying the damage to its capital Beirut after a massive explosion ripped through the city’s port and surrounding areas on Tuesday, killing at least 100 people and injuring 4,000 with many still feared to be trapped under rubble.

Gevorgyan said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Office of the Diaspora Commissioner and the Prime Minister's Office are currently working with the Armenian Ambassador to Lebanon.

After a proper needs assessment, Geborgyan said, Armenia will determine how to send targeted support to Lebanon.

At least five Armenians were killed in more than 100 injured in the twin blasts that rocked the Lebanese capital.

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