BEIRUT, LEBANON — Kuwait officials have said the nation will rebuild Lebanon’s grain silo that was destroyed by a massive port explosion in Beirut earlier this month, Reuters reported.

The facility had a storage capacity of 120,000 tonnes at the port, which is the primary entry point for food imports.

Abdulaal al-Qenaie, Kuwait's ambassador to Lebanon, said in comments to local radio VdL that the silo was first built in 1969 with a Kuwaiti development loan.

Qenaie said it will rebuild the silo so it remains a symbol of “how to manage relations between two brotherly countries that respect each other.”

The explosion killed at least 180 people, injured thousands and caused major damage to the city.