The Republic of Armenia to extend humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Lebanon with three planes
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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan chaired another consultation on the ongoing efforts to assist the Government of Lebanon.
“We have gathered to discuss the steps to take in the aftermath of the blast in Beirut. In particular, we will explore the situation in the Armenian community in order to understand how we will coordinate the efforts of the government and various Armenian organizations and what problems we will formulate at this stage. Three planes are due to leave for Beirut, all three with humanitarian supplies - medicaments, food, etc,” Prime Minister Pashinyan said.
Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan advised that the first flight is scheduled for Saturday evening at 21:00. It will first of all carry medical supplies.
“The next flight is scheduled for August 11. One more flight will be operated next week. A process of collecting goods is underway at this point of time. We will have up to 12 tons of cargo onboard the first flight bound for Lebanon,” Tigran Avinyan said.
Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Armenia, the National Assembly, and the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund will visit Lebanon to get a first-hand view of the situation, as well as to clarify what other resources are needed to assist the Lebanese government and the local Armenian community.
Other organizational issues related to the planned activities were discussed during the meeting.