(ANSA) – ROME, AUGUST 09 – 250 million euros will be allocated to help Lebanon in the reconstruction after the explosion that devastated Beirut on August 4. This was decided by world leaders gathered in videoconference by French President Emmanuel Macron with the support of the UN.
Leaders, including US President Donald Trump and European Council President Charles Michel, responded to the Pope’s call for generosity, and to Macron’s from the Fort Bregancon summer residence and agreed that aid must be delivered “directly” to the Lebanese population as soon as possible. This was one of the nodes on the eve of the videoconference. With Lebanon already in the throes of a deep economic and political crisis, no donor country had any intention of writing a blank check. For this reason, it was decided, the aid will be managed by the UN through its agencies in total “transparency” and delivered “directly” to the population. In addition, the call for an independent investigation into the disaster at the port of Beirut was reiterated. (HANDLE).