Lebanon signs agreement with Germany on Beirut Naval Base reconstruction

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-14 00:28:36|Editor: huaxia

BEIRUT, Oct. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Lebanese army signed on Tuesday an agreement with Germany on rebuilding Beirut Naval Base, which was destroyed by Beirut port's huge explosions on Aug. 4, a statement by the Lebanese army reported.

The protocol was signed by German Ambassador to Lebanon Andreas Kindl and Armed Forces Commander General Joseph Aoun.

Kindl said that Germany stands with Lebanese army and intends to develop cooperation in the future in different fields.

For his part, Aoun expressed his "deep appreciation for the German government's initiative, and German soldiers' devotion working within the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon," stressing "consolidating the distinguished relations between the German and Lebanese armies."

Germany's initiative comes after two huge explosions rocked Beirut's port on Aug. 4, destroying a big part of the city while killing around 190 people and wounding at least 6,000 others. Enditem