President Sisi express condolences to Turkish counterpart over victims of devastating earthquake



Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 06:49 GMT


Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 06:49 GMT


CAIRO – 7 February 2023: Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has phoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express condolences and sympathy over the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey on Monday, leaving thousands of people dead and wounded.

During the phone conversation, President Sisi stressed Egypt's solidarity with the brotherly Turkish people, noting that humanitarian assistance and relief will be delivered to help Turkey overcome the consequences of that disaster, Presidential Spokesman Ahmed Fahmy said.

Meanwhile, the Turkish president thanked President Sisi for his good feelings, which he said confirm the depth of historical relations between the Egyptian and Turkish peoples.

President Sisi made another phone call earlier on Tuesday to Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad to extend condolences on victims of the deadly earthquake that hit the country on Monday.

President Sisi wished the injured a speedy recovery, and assured Assad that aid would be delivered to Syria, expressing solidarity with the neighboring Arab state during that painful crisis.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs condoled with both Turkey and Syria in a press statement Monday. The human losses in Syria are estimated at 1,500 deaths and 3,600 injuries, while the figures in Turkey are 3,419 and 20,000.





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