Kuwait ready to help restart operations at Lebanon's port

Kuwait Ports Authority is ready to help with reconstruction and operation of Beirut's destroyed port

epa08598949 A picture taken with a drone shows a general view of destroyed port area four days after explosions that hit Beirut port, in Beirut, Lebanon, 08 August 2020 (issued 12 August 2020). Lebanese Health Ministry said at least 171 people were killed, and more than 6000 injured in the Beirut blast that devastated the port area on 04 August and believed to have been caused by an estimated 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse.  EPA/STR
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The Director General of Kuwait's Ports Authority said it was ready to help Lebanon restart operations Beirut's port after a devastating explosion last week.

Sheikh Yousef Abdullah Al Sabah, who is also President of the Arab Sea Ports Federation, said on Tuesday that the Ports Authority was ready to provide all necessary assistance to restore operations at the country's ports.

Sheikh Yousef said Kuwait would also offer help with food security, as it ranks first in the Arab world in this field.

During a meeting with Lebanese Charge d'Affairs to Kuwait Basil Oweidat, he discussed work on the port and the development of other Lebanese ports in Tripoli, Sidon and Tyre.

Sheikh Yousef said they would help by providing all economic and strategic studies in the field of port development to Lebanon.

Mr Oweidat thanked Kuwait, the leadership and the people for their quick response after the explosion by operating an air bridge, providing health and medical supplies, state news agency Kuna reported.