Lebanon conference to be held on August 9 - France

Saturday, 08. August 2020 13:11

French President Emmanuel Macron's office confirmed on Saturday that the international donor conference for Lebanon will begin on August 9 at 2 pm CET. The purpose of the event will be to raise aid for Lebanon after a Beirut port explosion killed over 150 people and caused massive damage to the country's capital.

The Elysee Palace clarified that France and the United Nations are the organizers of the meeting, which will be held in video format. United States President Donald Trump said yesterday that he will take part in the conference.

France, the United Nations, Russia, the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the Arab League, Austria, Turkey and Apple Inc. are some of the countries, organizations and companies that vowed to provide medical and financial aid for Lebanon's recovery.

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