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2020-08-06 09:10
CANDLE-LIGHT HELD IN YEREVAN IN MEMORY OF BEIRUT EXPLOSION VICTIMS
A candlelight was held in the Republic Square on the initiative of Lebanese-Armenian repatriates in memory of the victims of the explosion in Beirut. The participants of the action raised the national flags of Armenia and Lebanon and sang he state anthems.

Because of the powerful explosion at a port in Beirut at least 100 people were dead and injured more than 4,000. According to preliminary data, 6 Armenians died as a result of the explosion.

 

A three-day mourning period has been declared in Lebanon, Beirut has declared a state of emergency and declared a disaster zone.

 

The Prime Minister's Spokeswoman Mane Gorgyan stated that the Government of the Republic of Armenia, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, is in constant contact with the Lebanese government and community leaders to assist our brotherly Lebanon. "As a result of the discussions, the main directions of needs were clarified, within the framework of which the Armenian government will deliver targeted assistance to Beirut, both at the governmental and community levels.

 

Assistance will be in the form of medicine, medical equipment, food and other supplies. The assistance of the Government of the Republic of Armenia will arrive as soon as possible by a special flight.

 

"Let us remind you that Prime Minister Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with Lebanese President Michel Aoun, expressing the readiness of the Armenian authorities to provide assistance to friendly Lebanon and its brotherly people," Gorgyan wrote.