Egypt's FM Shoukry offers condolences to Algerian counterpart over the country's wildfires victims



Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 09:45 GMT


Mon, 16 Aug 2021 - 09:45 GMT

CAIRO – 16 August 2021: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry assured to his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra, Egypt’s full solidarity with his country over the recent wildfires that swept through several parts of the North African country.

During a phone call Sunday Night, Shoukry offered Cairo's condolences to the victims' families and the Algerian government, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez said.

Up to ninety Algerian were reported dead as a result of the country's wildfires during the past week. National media reports noted that about 7,500 civil protection personnel were participating in extinguishing the fires, along with 490 firefighting trucks and three helicopters.

Algerian President Abdel Majid Taboun, said that some of these fires were intended and that 22 suspects were arrested and are being investigated, after being accused of setting fires deliberately.

Algeria also has been witnessing a high temperature wave that reached 44 degrees recently.

Earlier this month, Shoukry and Lamamra have strongly underlined deeply rooted cooperation ties between Egypt and Algeria in various domains.

During a press conference held in Cairo, where Lamamra was on his first visit to Egypt. They also underscored good coordination between the two countries on issues of common interest.

Shoukry said his talks with Lamamra touched upon means to cement ties and several regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Both sides agreed on continuing consultations to help bring peace and stability in the Arab and African regions.

Lamamra conveyed a message from Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on strengthening cooperation between both countries in various domains.

The message focuses on the need to enhance historic ties between Egypt and Algeria, Lamamra reiterated, lauding Cairo’s ongoing support for Algiers.



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