During the reception of the royal donation at Rafiq Hariri International Airport in Beirut, the representative of the Commander of the Lebanese Army, General Joseph Aoun, expressed the gratitude of the Lebanese Army to the King for his laudable initiative, the Lebanese News Agency reported on Saturday.
He also wished the Moroccan Kingdom and people peace and further progress and prosperity.
Two Moroccan military aircrafts carrying the first batch of foodstuff aid sent, upon the high instructions of King Mohammed VI, Supreme Commander and Chief of the General Staff of the Royal Armed Forces (FAR), to the Lebanese armed forces and people landed Saturday morning at Beirut airport.
The first batch was made up of 22 tons of basic food products out of a total of 90 tons to be dispatched to Beirut aboard eight military aircrafts.
This personal aid from King Mohammed VI came in response to a Lebanese request and in a gesture of solidarity to help Lebanon address economic challenges and the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, the Royal Armed Forces had said in a statement Friday.
After the devastating Beirut port blast last August, the King ordered the Moroccan army to deploy a military hospital in Lebanon’s capital which offered surgeries, hospitalization, radiology and sterilization units, in addition to a laboratory and a pharmacy.
The field hospital ended its mission in late October after offering medical care to 23,167 Lebanese citizens.