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Hariri Orders Formation of Committee to Aid Lebanese Expatriates in Ivory Coast

Caretaker Prime Minister Saad Hariri ordered the formation of a committee to support and aid the Lebanese expatriates in the Ivory Coast based on recommendations of the Higher Relief Commission’s latest meeting.

The committee will be place a plan to help evacuate expatriates seeking to flee the African country, as well as provide their basic needs through the cooperation of ministries, public administrations, security forces, and the Lebanese Embassy in the Ivory Coast.

Its responsibilities include evacuating expatriates onboard Middle East Airline flights and others should MEA be unavailable.

It will transport the wounded to hospitals and cover their treatment.

The committee will also form a relief, military, and medical teams, which will be dispatched to the Ivory Coast.

Hariri is later scheduled to travel to Egypt on Saturday where he will meet with Prime Minister Issam Sharaf and number of Egyptian officials.


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