Lithuania to send earthquake aid to Turkey and Syria – PM

  • 2023-02-07
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuania will contribute to the provision of aid to earthquake-hit Turkey and Syria, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte says.

"Usually, we always react and provide support in such cases. I think that our competent authorities will simply submit a proposal to the Cabinet for discussion and we will form some kind of aid package because this is a very big disaster," the prime minister told reporters on Tuesday.

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson also confirmed in Vilnius on Tuesday that his country would also help the affected countries.

"We are not only discussing but we are already doing it. We are sending aid and we are offering even more aid. We would have done the same for every country that has faced such a huge disaster. I think there are many countries willing and able to help, that feel obliged to help, there is no doubt about that," he said.