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Thursday 13 August 2020

Minister of French Armed Forces Arrives in Beirut

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BEIRUT (NNA) — Minister of the French Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has arrived at Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut. Lebanon’s Caretaker Minister of National Defence, Zeina Akar, and French Ambassador to Lebanon, Bruno Foucher, welcomed the French Minister at Beirut Airport.

Le Tonnerre (L9014)
Amphibious assault helicopter carrier of the French Navy. Photo taken in September 2007 on Adriatic.

Florence Parly will welcome in the night of this Thursday to Friday, the helicopter carrier Le Tonnerre in charge of the various aids for the country. It will carry an Army Corps of Engineers as well as a detachment of Navy mine clearance divers. Its cargo also includes food aid, as well as construction materials provided by various French ministries and from private sector actors.

On visit, Florence Parly is scheduled to tour the site of the explosion and meet with President Michel Aoun, as well as with the Commander-in-Chief of the Lebanese Army, Joseph Aoun.

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