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Bashar al-Assad (Photo Credit: Sapo 25)

On Wednesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad directed that 25 tons of oxygen be given to Lebanon in order to help its neighbor during these turbulent times.

The Minister of Health in the Lebanese caretaker government, Hamad Hassan, thanked the Syrian President for providing oxygen, as it would contribute to helping Lebanon.

Hassan said, as reported by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), “We thank President al-Assad for the provision of oxygen because it will contribute to saving Lebanon from a disaster, and saving the lives of many Lebanese.”

For his part, Syrian Health Minister Hassan Al-Ghobash confirmed in statements to reporters after a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart that Lebanon will be provided with 25 tons for a period of 3 days, without affecting the amount of oxygen in Syria.

The National News Agency of Lebanon reported on Wednesday that Minister Hassan arrived in the Syrian capital, Damascus, to meet with his Syrian counterpart Hassan Al-Ghobash and other Syrian officials.

It is noteworthy to mention that the Lebanese Minister of Social Affairs and Tourism, Ramzi Musharafieh, visited Syria earlier, and held a series of meetings over two days, during which he addressed the issue of the displaced.

Minister Hassan also met, during his visit to Damascus, the Syrian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Faisal Al-Miqdad, the Minister of Interior, Major General Muhammad Khaled Al-Rahmoun, and the Minister of Local Administration and Environment, Hussein Makhlouf.