Macron visits Beirut after blast, meets political authorities

Start: 06 Aug 2020 09:23 GMT

End: 06 Aug 2020 12:00 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.

SCHEDULE:

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)

Restrictions:

BROADCAST: NONE

DIGITAL: NONE

Source: TELE LIBAN POOL

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Location: Lebanon

Topic: Politics / International Affairs

Audio: NATURAL

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