Beirut (UNA-OIC) – Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul-Gheit said Saturday that he would seek to mobilize Arab efforts to provide support to Lebanon after a devastating explosion that ripped through the port area of Beirut last Tuesday.
Speaking after a meeting with Lebanese President Michel Aoun in Beirut, Aboul-Geit said the League would support Lebanon and meet all its needs at this difficult time, indicating the tendency to put forward a new item — the continuous support for Lebanon — on the agenda of the Arab Economic and Social Council.
He also affirmed the readiness of the Arab League to assist the investigation into the blast that left thousands of people dead and injured as well as causing heavy damage to the property and infrastructure.
“We are ready to help with all our means,” the Arab League chief said, adding that he would take part in an international conference call to be organized by France on Sunday to discuss aid for Lebanon, and that he would convey to the Arab countries and foreign ministers a complete report on his observations during this visit.
The Arab League Secretary General arrived Saturday morning at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, on a visit that would last for several hours, where he was received by a number of Lebanese officials.