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Greece sends rescuers, supplies to flood-stricken Albania

Δημοσίευση 6 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:47 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Greece sends rescuers, supplies  to flood-stricken Albania
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Greece on Saturday despatched two helicopters carrying rescuers and supplies to flood-stricket Albania.

Greece on Saturday despatched two helicopters carrying rescuers and supplies to flood-stricket Albania.

A foreign ministry announcement said that a Super Puma all-weather helicopter carrying two crews totalling 11 people and a Chinook helicopter with another 3-member crew of rescuers were despatched after a telephone call between foreign minister Dimitris Droutsas with Albanian counterpart Edmond Haxhinasto.

The Albanian official informed Droutsas that the Albanian authorities wished to take Greece up on its offer of assistance.

Droutsas had informed the Albanian authorities earlier that Greece was prepared to immediately send assistance to the flood-stricken areas.

The aid crews will carry out search and rescue operations while supplies will be sent to areas that have been cut off by extensive flooding in recent days.