The high-tech entrepreneur, chairman and founder of the JVP Foundation, Erel Margalit, today addressed French President Emanuel Macron as he made his way to visit the disaster area in Lebanon and asked to convey a message to the Lebanese leadership.
Margalit told Macron that Israeli high-tech and technology will be happy to give its capabilities to deal with the humanitarian crisis going on in Lebanon.
These include technological assistance in detecting and locating survivors, treatment of water and food infrastructure, the establishment of advanced field hospitals, medical equipment and the introduction of food technology to treat the food crisis.
Speaking to President Makron, Margalit stressed: “Your trip to Lebanon to assess the scale of the disaster and offer humanitarian aid is a worthy human and solidary act of a leader. I urge you to do so. You know the State of Israel well, especially our capabilities in medicine, rescue and technology. These capabilities are in your role in the business world when we worked together and today in your public role. I would like you to convey the message to the Lebanese leadership that the neighboring state of Israel wants to help Lebanon in its most difficult time. This is our way. “I wish you a safe journey and I will be happy to help with anything I can.”
President Macron replied that the message of assistance, help and solidarity from the top high-tech from Israel is important and that he intends to pass it on to the Lebanese leadership during his visit.
French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Lebanon today as the first world leader to arrive in a disaster-stricken country. The purpose of the visit to Lebanon is to express solidarity and offer assistance to the Lebanese people.
President Macron and Erel Margalit have a close relationship, mainly around high-tech collaborations, entrepreneurship and advanced technologies.
“The official state of Israel has already offered Lebanon immediate humanitarian aid to deal with the disaster,” Margalit said. “For decades, but we have nothing against the Lebanese people who are in a difficult time. We are ready to reach out for reconstruction and we will be happy to help whether publicly or quietly.”