Asharq Al-awsat English https://aawsat.com/english Middle-east and International News and Opinion from Asharq Al-awsat Newspaper http://feedly.com/icon.svg

Morocco's King Grants Lebanon 90 Tons of Food Aid

Morocco's King Grants Lebanon 90 Tons of Food Aid

Sunday, 18 April, 2021 - 07:30
The food aid shipment arrives in Beirut. (MAP)

Two Moroccan military planes landed in Beirut on Saturday, carrying the first batch of essential food upon instructions by Morocco's King Mohammed VI.


The aid was received by Moroccan ambassador to Lebanon Mohamed Karin and members of the embassy, in addition to a representative of the current Commander in Chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces.


The shipment was the first of eight military planes delivering basic food products to Lebanon.


King Mohammed announced he would personally fund the large donation of aid.


The 90 tons of food aid will go to citizens and Lebanon’s armed forces as the country endures its worst economic crisis in decades, which was exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.


Editor Picks

Multimedia