Greece expresses ‘profound sorrow’ over deadly Beirut blast, offers help

Greece expresses ‘profound sorrow’ over deadly Beirut blast, offers help

Greece’s prime minister and Foreign Ministry expressed their sorrow and offered condolences to the government and people of Lebanon after a blast in Beirut killed at least 50 people and injured more than 2,700.

“On behalf of the Greek people, I want to express my deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon, especially to the families who have suffered losses, and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. Our thoughts are with you,” Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a tweet.

“Greece stands ready to provide any assistance needed,” he added.

In a separate statement, the Foreign Ministry expresses “profound sorrow” and solidarity with Lebanon.

“We also express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and our wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured. Greece stands ready to assist the Lebanese authorities with all available means,” it said.

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