The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela got in solidarity with the people and the Government of Lebanon on Tuesday, due to the events recorded earlier, where two explosions in the city of Beirut left more than 30 dead and more than 3,000 wounded:
“The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela conveys its sorrow and feeling of brotherhood and comfort to the relatives of the deceased. Likewise, it vows for the speedy recovery of all the people who were injured and praises the work of those who carry out the humanitarian rescue tasks”, says the communiqué, published on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
Up to now, the Director General of Security, Abas Ibrahim, indicated that the “exact nature of the incident” is unknown, however; he said the explosions could be “due to highly explosive materials that were confiscated for years”.
The President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, urgently called the Higher Defense Council to debate the situation, while Prime Minister Hasan Diab decreed a day of national mourning for this Wednesday.
Following, the full text:
“Venezuela expresses its condolences and solidarity to the Lebanese people and Government for the explosion that occurred in Beirut
The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, expresses its heartfelt words of condolence and solidarity to the Lebanese people and Government, on the occasion of the great explosion that occurred in the port of Beirut, affecting much of the capital city of Lebanon, leaving many injured, human and material losses.
The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela conveys its sorrow and feeling of brotherhood and comfort to the relatives of the deceased. It also vows for the speedy recovery of all those who were injured and praises the work of those who carry out humanitarian rescue tasks.”
Caracas, August 4, 2020