France’s Macron to co-host Lebanon donor conference on Sunday, officials say

France’s Macron to co-host Lebanon donor conference on Sunday, officials say
French President Emmanuel Macron gestures toward residents as he visits a devastated street of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Aug.6, 2020. (File/AP)
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Updated 08 August 2020

France’s Macron to co-host Lebanon donor conference on Sunday, officials say

France’s Macron to co-host Lebanon donor conference on Sunday, officials say
  • The conference will seek pledges from participants
  • It is expected to decide how to distribute the aid so it benefits the people directly

PARIS, France: French President Emmanuel Macron will host a donor conference for Lebanon via video-link on Sunday, his office said, as countries mobilize to help rebuild Beirut after this week’s massive blast.
The conference, which will be co-chaired by the United Nations, will seek pledges from participants including US President Donald Trump. It is expected to decide how to distribute the aid so it benefits the people directly.
Macron, who visited Beirut on Thursday, promised angry Lebanese crowds that aid to rebuild the city ravaged by Tuesday’s huge explosion would not fall into “corrupt hands.”