Foreign Minister in Beirut: Maas makes reforms a condition for long-term help

German foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has called for a visit to the site of the explosion disaster in Beirut reforms in Lebanon. Maas made on Wednesday for f

Foreign Minister in Beirut: Maas makes reforms a condition for long-term help

German foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) has called for a visit to the site of the explosion disaster in Beirut reforms in Lebanon. Maas made on Wednesday for far-reaching changes to the condition for long-term help. Germany and the EU are ready to continue to help. It would be expected, however, that, for example, in the case of economic reforms and the fight against corruption, "from words to deeds," said Maas in the port of Beirut. "That didn't show up on the street in Beirut, that there is a lot in this country, what can remain as it is."

Maas will speak on Wednesday with the Lebanese head of state Michel Aoun on reforms. After his arrival, he had to pass a first part of the German emergency aid. At the airport of Beirut, presented also to the Lebanese Red cross with a cheque in the amount of one Million Euro.

The money is the first part of the course of German said emergency aid in the amount of 20 million euros. It should include support for affected families.In addition, a further three million euros available for disbursement to UN agencies. On Board the machine, hygiene articles have been transported to a foreign office-funded delivery of aid by the German Red cross in the amount of 1.5 million euros.

In the German Delegation also Siemens-Chef Joe Kaeser travels. The company wants to make Lebanon two gas turbines for a year, free of charge, to provide 150,000 people with electricity. The company was previously in talks for the redevelopment desmaroden power sector of the country to participate.

Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 17:19

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