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Canada International Conference discusses aid for Lebanon

09:15  09 august  2020
09:15  09 august  2020 Source:   rp-online.de

Lebanon. In disagreement with the government, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announces his resignation

 Lebanon. In disagreement with the government, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announces his resignation © ANWAR AMRO / AFP Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nassif Hitti, in his office in Beirut, Lebanon, August 3, 2020. The head of Lebanese diplomacy Nassif Hitti resigned Monday, August 3 due to disagreements with the government which is slow to initiate economic reforms necessary for the survival of the country, and warned against the risk of “state bankruptcy” of Lebanon.

The Lebanese government presented its economic and financial policy. The meeting raised some 500 million euros in international aid . In response to a request from the Lebanese authorities, the President of France has decided to convene an international conference on support for Lebanon in

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri poses with members of the International Support Group for Lebanon in 2017. Representatives from a variety of countries are expected to meet on Wednesday in Paris for the International Support Group for Lebanon , co-chaired by France and the United

Beirut. Even days after the devastating explosions in the Lebanese capital Beirut, many Lebanese are still angry. They stormed a ministry on Saturday. New elections have been announced and there is an international donor conference.

 Am Samstag gingen Tausende Libanesen in Beirut auf die Straßen. © - On Saturday, thousands of Lebanese took to the streets in Beirut.

Chaos and violence between security forces and demonstrators have further increased tensions in the Lebanese capital after the devastating explosion in the port. According to the security forces, a police officer was killed in the clashes. More than 200 people were injured, reported the Lebanese Red Cross. Prime Minister Hassan Diab's announcement that he would propose early elections to the cabinet did not allay protesters' anger. On Sunday, five days after the explosion in the port of Beirut, the international community held a video conference on emergency aid for the crisis country.

Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term

  Canada promises immediate help to Lebanon, wants political reform over long term OTTAWA — Canada is emphasizing the need for economic and political reform in Lebanon over the long term as it looks at immediate ways to help the country following this week's deadly explosion in Beirut. Canada has so far promised $5 million in emergency aid and International Development Minister Karina Gould says the federal government is committed to helping Lebanon as it begins to recover from the blast. Yet Gould emphasized long-standing Canadian calls for economic and political change in the country to address many of the root problems that have left Lebanon one of the most indebted countries in the world.

A Paris conference to mobilize support for Lebanon showed that the international community is more concerned about the country than some Lebanese , Parliament Speaker Nabih "This conference is a strong indication that the international community is more interested in Lebanon , its stability and

(6 Apr 2018) International donors and financial organisations have pledged to provide over 11 billion US dollars in loans and grants to help debt-ridden

The meeting, convened at short notice, will be chaired by UN Secretary General António Guterres and France's Head of State Emmanuel Macron, as reported by circles from Macron's presidential office. It is about helping the hard hit population directly, without embezzlement. What is needed are medical help, food and the rapid reconstruction of schools and hospitals. An amount for international aid was not mentioned - the UN assessment was not yet ready.

US President Donald Trump has already announced that he will be participating, it was said in Paris. The Jordanian King Abdullah II, Egypt's Head of State Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have also agreed, as has EU Council President Charles Michel. "We are all ready to help," said Michel on Saturday at a meeting with the Lebanese head of state Michel Aoun. Germany and Italy are also reported to be represented, but names of representatives have remained open for the time being.

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 Explosions in Beirut: M6 will broadcast an issue of Exclusive Investigations on Lebanon Following the explosions that took place in Beirut, M6 is changing its programming schedule, and rebroadcasting an issue of Exclusive Investigations on Lebanon. © Tass / ABACA Following the explosions which took place in Beirut, M6 changed its program schedule, and rebroadcast an issue of Exclusive Investigations on Lebanon. On Tuesday August 4, two large explosions took place in Beirut. These have caused at least 145 deaths and more than 5,000 injuries.

U.S. assistance to Lebanon continues to help the country in its revival efforts. USAID engages with partners to help increase access to education, improve water and wastewater services, ensure good governance, enhance academic opportunity, particularly in poor, underserved areas, and protect the

After a Lebanese judge banned media interviews with US Ambassador Shea, the ambassador appeared in an interview with MTV Lebanon and said, "The attempt to silence Lebanese media in a country that is really known for having free media is really pathetic, it doesn't belong in Lebanon .

Macron promised international aid during a visit to the Lebanese capital on Thursday, but at the same time called for reforms in the Mediterranean state.

Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) announced a German emergency aid package worth ten million euros before the conference. "The people in Beirut need our help and they need reason for hope," he told the "Bild am Sonntag". And further: “I am very pleased that I can pledge a further ten million euros from the German government today for emergency aid measures.

Thousands of demonstrators protested peacefully in the center of Beirut against the leadership of the country, which makes them responsible for the explosion with more than 150 dead and more than 6000. But then the protest turned to violence. Some protesters tried to break the barriers to parliament and threw stones. The security forces used tear gas on a massive scale. Eyewitnesses also said they heard gunshots.

Lebanon donors conference: US President Trump says support for Lebanese colleagues

 Lebanon donors conference: US President Trump says support for Lebanese colleagues © Alex Brandon / AP / dpa “Everyone wants to help”, wrote Trump on Friday after a phone call with his French colleague Emmanuel Macron on Twitter. US President Donald Trump has confirmed his participation in the international donor conference for Lebanon organized by France. "Everyone wants to help," wrote Trump on Friday after a phone call with his French colleague Emmanuel Macron in the short message service Twitter.

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Some protesters stormed the banking association building. Others invaded the foreign, economic and energy ministries, local media reported. The police who were killed wanted to help people who were stuck in a hotel in central Beirut, the security forces said. He was attacked by "rampaging murderers". By proposing new elections,

Diab reacted to the massive pressure on the government, which many Lebanese hold responsible for the detonation. He did not mention a possible date for new elections. The next elections would actually be in 2022. It seems unlikely that Diab's announcement can allay people's anger. Many Lebanese complain that elections have so far changed little in terms of the real balance of power in the country.

Mass protests against the government had already started last October. The demonstrators are demanding far-reaching political reforms. They accuse the political elite of corruption and ruthlessly pillaging the country.

The anger is also so great because apparently large amounts of the highly explosive chemical ammonium nitrate have been stored in the port for years without any safety precautions. This is said to have caused the huge explosion. However, the investigation is still ongoing.

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© Christophe Simon / Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron, during the international videoconference about Lebanon, August 9, 2020. During the videoconference held on Sunday, August 9, the countries determined to come to the aid of Lebanon after the explosion which devastated Beirut agreed that this support should be monitored by the UN and provided in full transparency to the Lebanese.

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