Egypt follows up on conditions of nationals in Syria, Turkey after deadly quake



Mon, 06 Feb 2023 - 04:44 GMT


Mon, 06 Feb 2023 - 04:44 GMT

Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters

Egyptian Foreign Ministry headquarters

CAIRO – 6 February 2023: Egypt’s consulates in Turkey and Syria are following up on the conditions of Egyptians living there following the devastating earthquake that hit the two countries, said Egyptian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid in a statement on Monday.


Egyptian embassies in Ankara and Damascus continue to communicate with the ministries of foreign affairs of the two countries and the local authorities, to check on the conditions of Egyptians in the two countries.


To contact the embassy in Ankara: 00905497695566

To contact the embassy in Damascus: 00963112144886 - 00963112144885).


Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has expressed Egypt's readiness to send assistance to Turkey and Syria to face the repercussions of the massive earthquake that hit parts of the Middle East Monday.


In a press conference with president Zoran Milanović of Croatia, president Sisi sent condolences to the peoples of the two countries and the families of the quake victims.

Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry made phone called with his Turkish and Syrian counterparts Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Faisal Mekdad, respectively, offering Egypt’s deep sorrow and condolences for the victims of the deadly 7.8 earthquake that hit Turkish-Syrian border area on early Monday .


Shoukry said that Egypt decided to send urgent relief aid in solidarity with the Turkish and Syrian peoples.


The earthquake claimed lives of more than 1,500 people besides injuring 8,500 at least in Turkey so far, while the death toll in Syrian areas controlled by the government reached 416 people and 1,326 injuries. As for the opposition-controlled areas in Syria,  385 deaths were reported and 1,011 injuries.



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