Egyptian Foreign Minister visits Syria to show solidarity after earthquake

(MENAFN) On Monday, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Damascus, the Syrian capital, to convey solidarity with Syria following the earthquakes that occurred on February 6. The Syrian regime's news agency, SANA, reported that Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad received his Egyptian counterpart at Damascus International Airport.

The visit, according to SANA, aims to confirm solidarity with Syria in facing the repercussions of the earthquake. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday that Shoukry was set to embark on a visit to Syria and Türkiye to convey a message of solidarity from Egypt with the two countries and their brotherly peoples. The visit comes after at least 44,374 people died in two strong earthquakes that shook southern Türkiye on February 6, according to an official from the nation’s disaster agency.

The magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 quakes were centered in Kahramanmaras and struck 10 other Turkish provinces, affecting over 13 million people. In Syria, at least 5,840 people have been reported killed in the earthquake disaster. The strong tremors also affected several countries in the region, including Syria and Lebanon. The visit by the Egyptian Foreign Minister demonstrates the importance of regional cooperation and solidarity during times of crisis.


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