Macron visits Beirut after explosion

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Beirut on Thursday. He promised to help organize international aid for Lebanon but said its government must implement economic reforms and crack down on corruption. Macron is the first foreign leader to visit since the explosion.


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Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron is a French politician who has been President of France and ex officio Co-Prince of Andorra since 14 May 2017. In the legislative elections a month later, Macron’s party, renamed “La République En Marche!” (LREM), secured a majority in the National Assembly. At the age of 39, Macron became the youngest president in French history.

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