U.S President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron spoke over the phone on Friday about sending aid to Lebanon in the aftermath of the major explosions which took place in the port at Beirut on Tuesday this week.
The two leaders “expressed their deep sadness over the loss of life and devastation in Beirut,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said in a statement.
Many countries have already poured in their support for Lebanon immediately after the disaster.
France had sent three planes with medical supplies, health equipment, and humanitarian teams. Large U.S aircraft with supplies and personnel were also sent aid Lebanon.
The U.S Agency for International Development on Friday said that it will provide more than $15 million in assistance, including food aid for 50,000 people for three months. Medical supplies and pharmaceutical supplies have also been extended by the U.S to help Lebanon which is under huge crisis due to a shortage of food and other supplies.
Trump also said on Twitter that a conference call will be held on Sunday with President Macron, leaders of Lebanon, and other Leaders from around the world to discuss aid to Lebanon.
President Emmanuel Macron visited Beirut on Thursday and offered France’s support for the Lebanese people. He also announced that France would organize an international aid conference to raise emergency relief funds and assured the people that aid to rebuild the city would not go to “corrupt hands”
The blast had taken the lives of more than 150 people, injured over 5,000, and caused immense destruction of property in the entire region. The cause of the blast is under investigation.