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Lebanon calls on international donors to provide coronavirus relief funds

Lebanon's president said he welcomed any financial assistance from "the friends of Lebanon.”
Customers wearing face masks and gloves queue outside a supermarket, during a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beirut, Lebanon April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir - RC23ZF91BZ0E

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has asked the international community to help shore up his coronavirus-struck country as it plunges deeper into economic crisis. 

“We welcome any international assistance from the friends of Lebanon,” Aoun said at the presidential palace in Baabda during a meeting of the UN-created International Support Group.

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