Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, Minister of State responsible for Tourism, French Nationals Abroad and Francophonie, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will visit Lebanon on August 20 and 21 to signal his support for the French community and for the agencies deploying French assistance in Lebanon.
In Beirut, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne will meet with members of the French community impacted by the explosion on August 4 and will chair a working meeting with the elected representatives of French nationals abroad and the consular services. He will visit French schools that were damaged, together with representatives of the education community.
The minister of state will also meet with the Ventoux task force at the site of clearance operations involving French troops in the port area. He will also visit the distribution site for French aid and will meet with Lebanese NGOs partnering with France to deliver this aid.
This visit by the minister of state follows on from the visit made by Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian on July 23 and 24, the visit made by President Macron and the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs on August 6, immediately after the explosion and the visit by the Minister for the Armed Forces from August 13 to 14.