Statement by the Delegation of the European Union in Beirut together with the diplomatic missions of EU Member States

Statement by the Delegation of the European Union in Beirut together with the diplomatic missions of EU Member States

| Thursday 04 August 2022

 
On the second anniversary of the Beirut port explosion, we, the European Union and its Member States, extend our sympathy and thoughts to families who lost their loved ones on that tragic day, as well as to all those who were impacted.

We also reiterate our solidarity with the residents of Beirut and the people of Lebanon, and our commitment to continue our support in response to the explosion, alongside civil society actors, who have played a critical role in these efforts.

After two years, those affected by the explosion are entitled to accountability. Therefore, we reaffirm the need for the investigation into the explosion to continue in an unimpeded way and free from political interference. The investigation must be impartial, credible, transparent and independent. It must deliver results without further delays, in order to bring to light the causes of the tragedy and hold those responsible accountable.

We stand ready to continue supporting the Lebanese as neighbours, friends, and partners.

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