The Government Spokesman has reiterated the Cyprus Government's readiness to provide assistance and facilitate the international effort to end the crisis in Lebanon. At the same time he underlined that "our final decisions regarding the practical form of these facilities will be taken after the adoption of the relevant resolution by the Security Council and when the mandate of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon is finalised".
As soon as the crisis in Lebanon erupted, the Cyprus Government and the people of Cyprus mobilized immediately to respond to the need for sending humanitarian assistance to the people of Lebanon.
Cyprus needs practical and immediate contribution and assistance from all European countries in a common effort to handle effectively the great humanitarian problems created with the mass exodus of foreign nationals arriving from the war afflicted Lebanon, the Deputy Minister to the President Government Spokesman Christodoulos Pasiardis stated yesterday, during his press briefing.
The President of the Republic met with the Ambassador of Lebanon The President of the Republic Mr Tassos Papadopoulos received yesterday at the Presidential Palace, the Ambassador of Lebanon to Cyprus, Mr Michel el Khoury. In statements after the meeting, Mr Khoury thanked the President of the Republic, the Government and the people of Cyprus for their efforts in assisting the people of Lebanon at this difficult phase of their history.