French President Macron pledges more aid for Lebanon, including COVID vaccines

by Reuters
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 10:09 GMT

PARIS, Aug 4 (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Wednesday a further 100 million euros ($118.54 million) worth of emergency aid for Lebanon, and 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for the country.

One year since an explosion ripped through the capital's port and plunged Lebanon further into economic crisis, its politicians have yet to form a government capable of rebuilding the country, despite French and international pressure.

($1 = 0.8436 euros) (Reporting by Michel Rose; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)

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