As in August 2020, when Greece was the first to arrive in Beirut, just 18 hours after the catastrophic explosion, our country responded immediately, once again, to the international call for humanitarian aid to Lebanon.
The Directorate-General for Development and Humanitarian Aid (Hellenic Aid) had the responsibility for the implementation of the action, while the Lebanese Embassy in Athens and the Greek Embassy in Beirut, also played an important role.
Apart from the aid provided by the Greek business world, the Ministries of National Defense and Health, also added essential products.
A total of 417 pallets were collected with food, water, baby food, personal hygiene items, consumables for protection against Covid-19, medicines, as well as medical and hospital items. Significant quantities of military equipment, clothing and spare parts were also sent to the Lebanese Army.
On September 27, a handover ceremony took place at the “Kanellopoulos” Naval Base, with the presence of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kostas Frangogiannis, the Deputy Chief of General Staff, Rear Admiral Ioannis Drymousis, the Secretary General of International Economic Relations and Openness, Ioannis Smyrlis, the Director-General for “Development and Humanitarian Aid” (“Hellenic Aid”), Mr. Alexandros Diakopoulos and and the Chargé d’Affaires of Lebanon in Athens Mrs. Rania Abdallah.