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PM Mitsotakis Expresses His Support for the People of Lebanon

ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in a post on his Twitter account late Tuesday, expressed his support for the people of Lebanon over the tragedy in Beirut, underlining that "Greece stands ready to provide any assistance needed".

"On behalf of the Greek people, I want to express my deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon, especially to the families who have suffered losses, and wish a speedy recovery to the wounded. Our thoughts are with you," Mitsotakis posted on Twitter.

Foreign Affairs Ministry expresses readiness to assist Lebanese authorities after Beirut explosion

The Foreign Affairs Ministry expressed Greece's deep sorrow over the deadly explosions at the port of Beirut on Tuesday, and its solidarity with the Lebanese government and people.

The ministry also expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and wished for a speedy recovery of those injured.

In addition, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Dendias spoke with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, to whom he expressed Greece's solidarity and readiness to assist the Lebanese authorities.

According to diplomatic sources, the Greek embassy in Lebanon suffered minor structural damage, but all embassy staff is in fine health. There is no information about Greek citizens who are among the dead or injured.

In a message to Greek citizens in Lebanon who might have been affected by the explosions in the port of Beirut, the Ministry said they can contact the Greek embassy at 00961 78990315 and 00961 81507061, as well as the Crisis Management Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at +30-210-3681730, e-mail kt@mfa.gr.

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