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Forest fires in Turkey: Kuwait offers its condolences


AA / Kuwait

Kuwait extended condolences to the President, government and people of “the friendly state of Turkey” on Monday on the repercussions of the forest fires that started a few days ago, underscoring its confidence in the capacity of Ankara to extinguish them as quickly as possible.

This is what emerged from the statement released by the Kuwaiti Cabinet, following a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah.

The Kuwaiti Cabinet “expressed Kuwait’s sympathy and solidarity with the government and people of the Friendly Republic of Turkey following the fires which affected the forests in the south of the country.”

According to the same statement, the Kuwaiti cabinet also offered its “sincere condolences and sympathy to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to the government and people of Turkey, and in particular to the families of the victims” while being “confident about the ability and the competence of Turkey to deal with the fires as quickly as possible “.

Forest fires broke out in several districts of southern and southwestern Turkey, including Antalya, Adana, Mersin, Mugla, Osmaniye, which were placed in “disaster areas” by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The number of people who died in the fires rose to 6, while dozens more were injured. The competent authorities were able to contain most of the fires.

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, during a phone call with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said he hoped the friendly country of Turkey would be in able to overcome the effects of forest fires.

Regarding the situation in Tunisia, the Kuwaiti government recalled “Kuwait’s respect for the sovereignty of Tunisia and its confidence in the capacity of the Tunisian leaders to overcome these exceptional circumstances as well as to push Tunisia to achieve the expectations of its brotherly people in matters of security, stability and prosperity “.

The cabinet also called on the international community to support Tunisia in the face of its challenges, particularly health.

On July 25, the Tunisian president announced his decision to dismiss the head of government Hichem Mechichi from his post and to freeze the powers of Parliament. He also announced that he will assume executive power, with the help of a head of government he would appoint soon.

* Translated from Arabic by Hend Abdessamad

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