President Fouad Ayoub addressed the Lebanese University students and all Lebanese people saying:
“Today we experience the most painful part of the story of Lebanon, which necessitate for us to join hands, restore hope in our homeland and to our youth, and chart a new path over the rubble of Beirut port for it to become an anchor for all Lebanese people.
We, at the Lebanese University, as administration, professors, students and employees, extend our sincere condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims, asking God to grant the injured a speedy recovery.
On this painful occasion, we affirm that we, as a national institution, will not abandon our responsibilities in supporting the various local and international sectors to overcome the effects of this disaster. In this context, we put all our scientific, research and field capabilities at the service of our people to alleviate their suffering and to be partners in overcoming this great challenge.”