India seeks assessment on damage from Lebanon caused by Beirut Blast.
Nearly 157 persons died and five thousand are injured,devastating loss of properties.
Macron is the first world leader to visit the Lebanese capital after the blast that killed more than 145 people and injured 5,000 others. He offered France’s support to the people of Lebanon, but said the country would “continue to sink” unless its leaders carried out reforms.
Emmanuel Macron on Thursday promised aid to blast-stricken Lebanon but reassured angry citizens reeling from a lethal explosion that killed 145 people that no blank cheques will be given to its leaders unless they enact reforms.
Speaking at a news conference at the end of a dramatic visit to Beirut, Macron called for an international inquiry into the devastating explosion that generated a seismic shock felt across the region, saying it was an urgent signal to carry out anti-corruption reforms demanded by a furious population.
French aid planes arrived yesterday, and other plane will follow suit.
French President Emmanuel Macron has arrived in Beirut the first world leader to do so since Tuesday’s explosion. Monsieur Macron’s predecessor, Charles de Gaulle, granted Lebanon independence in 1944. It remains a key member of the Francophonie.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, says that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate , a highly explosive material used in fertilizers and bombs had been stored for six years at a port warehouse without safety measures
India has sought an assessment on damage from Lebanon caused by Beirut Blast. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that based on the assessment, India will decide the nature of assistance that will be extended to them. He said, there has been no casualty reported among Indians.