Vietnam military gives 25 tonnes of earthquake relief to Turkey

Update: 17:06 | 22/02/2023

The rescue team of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) presented nearly 25 tonnes of relief to Turkey on Tuesday to help with the settlement of earthquake aftermath.

The aid, including packed rations, rice, milk, medical supplies, and other essentials, was handed over at the Hatay stadium in Antakya, the capital of Hatay Province.

Vietnam military, 25 tonnes, earthquake relief, Turkey, rescue team, Vietnam People's Army, settlement of earthquake aftermath

Vietnamese soldiers search for earthquake victims in Antakya city of Hatay Province.

Speaking at the presentation, Major General Pham Van Ty, Deputy Chief of the Standing Office of the National Committee for Incident and Natural Disaster Response, Search and Rescue and Deputy Director of the Rescue Department at the VPA's General Staff, and head of the team, said the relief demonstrates the sympathies from the Vietnamese people and Ministry of National Defense to the Turkish people over the huge human and property losses they are suffering from.

He also expressed his hope that Turkey can manage to address earthquake consequences soon.

On behalf of Turkish authorities, Ambassador Hakan Cakil, a representative of the Turkish Foreign Ministry in Hatay, appreciated the VPA’s assistance and said the practical support will help Turkish people surmount difficulties and losses.

The medical supplies they donated will be quickly transported to local hospitals and health centers to serve the delivery of emergency aid and treatment to patients, he noted.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Turkey Do Son Hai said Tuesday search and rescue operations by the teams of the Vietnamese ministries of public security and national defense have received high evaluation from local administrations and people, international rescue teams, as well as Vietnamese people.

They performed tasks in Adiyaman and Hatay provinces, about 500km from each other and among the localities hit hardest by the earthquake. This was a challenging environment, so the teams' successes became even more meaningful, he went on.

Highlighting the diplomatic significance of the teams' engagement in search and rescue efforts, Hai said this was the first time Vietnam had sent rescue teams to a humanitarian mission in such a faraway place, helping implement the Party and State's policy that Vietnam is a responsible member of the international community.

Besides, it also showed that Vietnam is able to fulfill the responsibilities that the international community entrusts to the country despite difficulties and even risks of loss, the diplomat went on, adding that the two teams' performance also extends a message that Vietnam is not only a responsible member of the international community but also capable of carrying out those responsibilities at its best.

Vietnam announces 200,000 USD aid to Turkey, Syria after earthquake
Vietnam will provide Turkey and Syria with 100,000 USD each as relief aid to support their recovery efforts following a devastating earthquake on February 6, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh announced on February 14.
Vietnam’s rescue mission in Turkey
One hundred officers of Vietnam’s public security and military forces have joined the search and rescue efforts in Turkey following a devastating earthquake on February 6, which has killed tens of thousands of people.
Vietnam donates two tonnes of medical supplies to Turkey
Vietnam’s rescue mission has donated two tonnes of medical supplies to Turkey to help the country deal with the consequences of the devastating earthquake.
Vietnamese embassies in Turkey, Syria well perform citizen protection
The Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey has been urgently performing citizen protection measures, and actively supporting the mission of the Ministry of Public Security which is on search-and-rescue duty in areas bearing the brunt of the devastating February 6 earthquake, according to Ambassador Do Son Hai.
Ministry to send 76 servicemen to help Turkey overcome quake consequences
The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence will send 76 servicemen to Turkey by February 12 night to assist the country in recovery efforts following the devastating earthquake.

Source: VnExpress

Bình luận mới vừa được thêm vào. Click để xem
Mới nhấtHay nhấtXếp theo: