Royal aid for Lebanon

TDT | Manama

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa directed yesterday to dispatch urgent humanitarian relief aid to Lebanon to help alleviate their suffering in the aftermath of the massive blasts which rocked the capital Beirut.

HM the King assigned the Royal Humanitarian Foundation (RHF) to undertake the operation, under the supervision of HM the King’s Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs representative His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa.

HH Shaikh Nasser paid tribute to HM the King, who is the RHF honourary chairman, hailing his continuous humanitarian initiatives in support of disaster-hit people. He hailed the royal drive which, he said, reflects the unwavering stance of Bahrain’s leadership, government and people towards brotherly and friendly countries and peoples in times of adversity.

HH Shaikh Nasser lauded HM the King’s keenness to extend a helping hand to all people, describing the royal drive as stemming from the fraternal and humane ties binding all nations worldwide and the brotherly relations linking the Kingdom and Lebanon.

He said that the foundation is honoured to implement HM the King’s directives to extend support to Lebanon on all levels, reiterating Bahrain’s solidarity with the Lebanese people, who are facing painful humanitarian conditions in the aftermath of the massive explosions that rocked Beirut.

HH Shaikh Nasser announced that the foundation is preparing a consignment to be dispatched urgently, reiterating heartfelt condolences to Lebanon’s leadership, government and people as well as the bereaved victims’ families.

RHF secretary-general Dr Mustafa Al Sayed announced that, based on HM the King’s initiative and HH Shaikh Nasser’s directives, a medical consignment would be dispatched to Lebanon, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and other relevant authorities.

Dr Al Sayed said that other initiatives and efforts would be undertaken to support the people of Lebanon in the aftermath of the painful incident, lauding strong fraternal and historic relations binding Bahrain and Lebanon. “The Kingdom of Bahrain has always been among the first states that extends aid and support to brotherly and friendly countries, under all humanitarian circumstances facing them,” Dr Al Sayed said.