Macron visits Beirut after blast, meets political authorities
Start: 06 Aug 2020 09:23 GMT
End: 06 Aug 2020 09:30 GMT
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BEIRUT - French President Emmanuel Macron travels to Beirut two days after a gigantic blast in the city's port killed at least a hundred, wounded thousands and piled more pain on an already-broken economy. Macron is the first world (or European) leader to fly into Beirut since the disaster struck.
0900GMT - Macron arrives in Beirut, welcome by President Michel Aoun (LIVE)
0923GMT - Macron gives statement after sitting down with Aoun and before heading to port (LIVE)
Time tbc - visits port and meets French and Lebanese teams (LIVE COVER TBC)
Time tbc - meetings at Palais de Baabda with Michel Aoun, PM Hassan Diab, president of the chamber, Nabih Berri (LIVE COVER EXPECTED)
Time tbc - meeting at the embassy with political authorities (LIVE COVER TBC)
1530GMT - press conference (LIVE COVER TBC)
Source: TELE LIBAN POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Topic: Politics / International Affairs
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