Tunis/Tunisia — President of the Republic Kais Saied ordered Wednesday two military planes loaded with food and medical aid to be dispatched urgently to Lebanon to support the Lebanese people and help treat thousands injured in Beirut's double blast.
The President met in Carthage with Defence Minister Imed Hazgui and Social Affairs Minister and Acting Health Minister Habib Kchaou to discuss ways to help the Lebanese people, the Presidency said in a press release.
The President also instructed that a medical team be sent to Lebanon and a hundred injured flown to Tunisia for treatment at the Tunis military hospital and other facilities.
The meeting offered the opportunity to renew Tunisia's solidarity with the Lebanese people in these painful circumstanaces and commitment to stand beside it, further reads the press release.
Two huge explosions rocked the port of Beirut on Tuesday; dozens were killed and thousands sustained injuries.