Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides has expressed Cyprus’ readiness to provide evacuation and other assistance to neighbouring Lebanon after Tuesday’s two huge explosions which left 80 dead and over 4,000 injured.
“Expressing our overwhelming and heartfelt sympathy to the Lebanese people. We are in communication with the Lebanese government and have informed of Cyprus’ immediate readiness to assist, #Lebanon, #Cyprus, @CyprusMFA, @CyprusinLebanon,” Christodoulides wrote on Twitter.
In another tweet the Minister asks “all Cypriots who are in Lebanon to get in touch with the Foreign Affairs Ministry Crisis Management Centre at tel. 99660129 or with our Embassy in Lebanon at tel. +9613572139 for reasons of immediate help in case of need, @CyprusMFA, @CyprusinLebanon.”
Later on Tuesday, President Nicos Anastasiades said in a tweet: “My deep condolences to the Government and the people of #Lebanon, particularly to the families of all those who died at the tragic #Beirut explosions. We wish and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured ones. We stand ready to provide any assistance deemed necessary.”