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King expresses condolences, support to Lebanon

His Majesty directs army to dispatch military field hospital to Lebanon

By JT - Aug 05,2020 - Last updated at Aug 05,2020

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah, in a phone call on Wednesday, expressed condolences to Lebanon President Michel Aoun over the victims of the tragic explosion that hit the Beirut Port, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

In the phone call, the King stressed Jordan’s support for Lebanon in these difficult times, and readiness to provide any support needed, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty also noted that Jordan will dispatch a military field hospital to Beirut on Thursday.

For his part, President Aoun expressed appreciation of Jordan for standing with Lebanon and its people in this ordeal, the statement said. The field hospital will be fully equipped for conducting surgery, will include all medical specialties to serve the people of Lebanon and mitigate the burden on Lebanese medical facilities, the Royal Court said.

It will include 48 beds, 10 ICU beds, two operating rooms, and an X-ray lab, with 160 staff members.

The Royal Hashemite Court on Wednesday announced that the flag at its main entrance would be flown at half-mast for three days, in memory of the victims of the Beirut Port explosion on Tuesday.

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