Chinanews.com, Paris, August 4 (Reporter Li Yang) France is highly concerned about the explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on the 4th local time and expressed its willingness to provide assistance to Lebanon.
French President Macron expressed support to Lebanon via social media on the same day. He said that the explosion caused many deaths in Beirut and caused huge losses. France will stand with Lebanon, and French assistance is "on the way."
French Foreign Minister Le Drian also stated that France is ready to provide assistance according to the needs of Lebanon. He said that France expressed condolences to the families of the victims of the bombing in the Lebanese capital and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
France and Lebanon have close relations. After the First World War, Lebanon was once the French mandate. There are still many French people living and working in Lebanon. The French Embassy in Lebanon stated that it would provide assistance to French citizens in need and announced the embassy's contact information.
French television stations have interrupted the normal broadcast of the program that night and broadcast live broadcasts of the explosions in the Lebanese capital. The specific location of the explosion was in the port area of Beirut. The live footage showed that the explosion was powerful, many houses were seriously damaged, and many cars were destroyed. French media said that the explosion has caused 73 deaths and 3700 injuries. (Finish)