Macron and Trump Participate in Donors Conference for Lebanon
World leaders will discuss aid to Lebanon on Sunday. French President Emmanuel Macron is organizing that donor conference in collaboration with the UN and is leading it via video link, his office announced.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump also announced his participation. “We have a conference call on Sunday with President Macron, leaders from Lebanon and leaders from other parts of the world,” he said.
Many countries have already sent rescue workers and relief supplies to Lebanon after the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut. It destroyed part of the city and claimed the lives of more than 150 people.
Hospitals were also damaged and are struggling with the influx of injured people. The World Health Organization (WHO) has already said that at least $ 15 million is needed for acute medical and other urgent humanitarian relief.
Leaders are likely to discuss on Sunday how international aid can directly benefit Lebanese citizens. Macron has promised angry Lebanese citizens on a recent visit that aid will not end up in “corrupt hands”.