Egypt dispatches 5 military planes to deliver urgent medical relief to Syria, Turkey



Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 07:07 GMT


Tue, 07 Feb 2023 - 07:07 GMT

CAIRO – 7 February 2023: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi ordered on Tuesday dispatching five military planes to deliver urgent medical relief supplies to earthquake-hit Syria and Turkey.

A killer 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck both countries on Monday leaving thousands dead and tens of thousands injured and causing wide-spread damage.

President Sisi also phoned his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to express condolences and sympathy over the victims of the devastating earthquake.

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.

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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