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Tunisia offers help to Algeria to put out forest fires


AA / Algiers

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed has offered to help Algeria in its fight against the forest fires that have ravaged several wileyas, by sending a helicopter to help with the rescue efforts.

This is what emerged from a telephone interview between Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his Tunisian counterpart on Tuesday.

In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the Algerian presidency indicated that Saïed had expressed to Tebboune his solidarity and sympathy with the Algerian people who are currently experiencing unprecedented fires in several wileyas.

According to the statement, Saïed affirmed that Tunisia is ready to provide Algeria with a helicopter specializing in fire fighting.

The Tunisian president also offered his condolences to the families of the victims, according to the statement.

For his part, Tebboune thanked his Tunisian counterpart for the constant commitment of Tunisia, a sister country, alongside Algeria.

For days, several Algerian wileyas have been ravaged by massive fires, especially in the central and eastern regions of the country.

According to official data, the fires killed 25 people in the wileya of Tizi Ouzou, including 18 soldiers during the extinction operations, in addition to 7 citizens.

For weeks, Algerian-Tunisian relations have known remarkable exchanges through appeals between Tebboune and Saïed, in addition to the two visits of Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane Lamamra to Tunisia and his meeting with Kaïs Saïed.

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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