Germany Will Provide Lebanon With €10 Million To Deal With The Aftermath Of The Beirut Bombing
Germany will provide Lebanon with €10 million in immediate assistance to deal with the aftermath of the explosion at the port of Beirut, according to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, on the eve of the donor conference on Lebanon.
"The people of Beirut need our help," the Minister said. According to him, today's conference "is an important signal, first of all for those who are directly affected by the disaster." "I am very happy that today the German government can promise an additional €10 million," Maas said.
At the same time, the German Foreign Minister recalled that Lebanon already faced serious challenges before the disaster. "Without reforms, there will be no sustainable transformation or stability," he warned. The disaster "may be a reason for a new beginning," Maas believes.
The Minister called on the government of Lebanon to investigate the causes of the explosion and act transparently. In his opinion, this is the only way it can regain the trust of its citizens.