The Global Council for Tolerance and Peace (GCTP) expressed its deepest sorrow and strong solidarity with the Lebanese people who confronted devastation after the massive Beirut explosion, on Tuesday the 4th of August 2020, in the port area of Beirut, and which caused the death of more than one hundred people and injured more than four thousand, leaving behind a city immersed in glass and rubble.
In the past, Lebanon has been the ray of hope in the region and beyond to preserving and promoting its legacy of religious diversity and has set solid rules for future generations to live in a world of peace, love, justice, freedom, openness, and coexistence.
Every Lebanese carries a great responsibility towards the Lebanese and the global society and has a lot to offer to spread the noble principles of tolerance and peace and to rebuild Lebanon, which the world has known throughout the ages; considering that Lebanon is the country of knowledge, science, coexistence, culture, tourism, peace, love, pride, and giving.
In his statement today, the President of the Global Council for Tolerance and Peace, Mr. Ahmed bin Mohamed Al-Jarwan, said that the Council, including its International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace (IPTP), its General Assembly for Tolerance and Peace (GATP), members and partners, sincerely extends its sincere condolences and sympathy to their Lebanese colleagues, wishing the injured ones the speedy recovery and praying to God to grant the families of the victims the patience and consolation.
H.E. Mr. Al-Jarwan called on all the regional and the international communities to stand with Lebanon and its people and to provide the possible assistance and humanitarian help to the Lebanese people in order to overcome the aftermath of this terrible blast.