Secretary General of EPP partner Kataeb among Beirut victims – López-Istúriz


European People’s Party (EPP) Secretary General Antonio López-Istúriz said that the Secretary General of EPP partner Kataeb, Nazar Najarian, was killed in the explosion which rocked Beirut on Tuesday.

“I am deeply shocked and saddened by yesterday’s unspeakable tragedy in Beirut and send my deepest condolences to the people of Lebanon and the families of the victims,” said López-Istúriz.

He described Najarian as a reliable partner for EPP in the region.

“He had an unwavering commitment to Lebanon, particularly its youth and their potential to take the country in a new direction.  My thoughts also include EPP’s other Lebanese partner, the Lebanese Forces, and all our friends in Lebanon in coming to terms with the losses, injuries and damages incurred,” said López-Istúriz.

He called on EPP leaders across member states, in the EU institutions and the entire EPP family to show solidarity to Lebanon.

PN Leader Adrian Delia extended his condolences to Najarian’s family and to the families of all the victims.