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French president to visit Beirut Thursday

PARIS, Aug 5 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron declared on wednesday that he would travel to Lebanon on Thursday to express solidarity with the stricken people of the country.
The president said on his Twitter account that he planned to go to Beirut tomorrow to meet the "Lebanese people and convey a message of brotherhood and solidarity from the French." Macron added that he would meet Lebanese officials and asses the situation in the country in aftermath of the explosion that left hundreds of people dead or wounded. (pickup previous) mzj.rk