Libya’s ambassador thanked Türkiye for offering assist through the current floods that devastated his nation.
Chatting with Anadolu Company (AA), Ambassador Mustafa Elgelaib recounted that the catastrophe was a results of extreme rainfall within the metropolis of Derna, which led to the collapse of two dams within the area and resulted in important lack of life.
The ambassador emphasised that the Libyan Embassy promptly contacted Turkish authorities, establishing a collaborative effort to facilitate assist supply to Libya.
He additional famous that folks from world wide rallied to assist Libya within the aftermath of the catastrophe, with Türkiye being among the many first nations to dispatch assist to the affected area.
“The Turkish authorities, individuals, humanitarian assist organizations, hospitals and universities have been really in solidarity with us. Moreover, Türkiye’s embassies and consulates have been in solidarity with us. We respect and are happy with this,” mentioned Elgelaib.
“We’re happy with the world’s solidarity with our nation, Libya … I wish to take this chance to thank Türkiye and its individuals, particularly President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ministers,” he added.
The ambassador mentioned that Turkish authorities have been in touch with Libyan authorities from the primary hours of the floods in Derna.
“We have now historic, cultural, political, financial and brotherhood and friendship ties with the Turkish individuals. Due to this fact, we weren’t shocked by the assist of the Turkish individuals. Türkiye has at all times completed its half. We’re completely satisfied about this. We hope to proceed this relationship,” he mentioned.
Stating that Libya was one of many first nations that got here to Türkiye’s assist after the Feb. 6 earthquakes in Kahramanmaras, Elgelaib mentioned, “We’re a individuals and an ummah. The position Türkiye performs within the area may be very efficient and exemplary. Hopefully, these relations will proceed in good and unhealthy occasions.”
“Turkish individuals confirmed nice sympathy relating to the catastrophe in Libya. Their condolences have been heartfelt. Quite a few universities, charities and enterprise individuals have provided assist. Turkish individuals are saddened by the ache of their brothers. Libyans respect the Turkish individuals for this habits,” mentioned Elgelaib.
Elgelaib additional talked about that they opened a condolence e-book on the Embassy as a result of flood catastrophe, and lots of Turkish officers and diplomatic representatives from different nations in Ankara have signed the e-book to specific their condolences.
Not less than 6,000 individuals have been killed and 1000’s of others stay lacking as a result of weekend floods in japanese Libya, in accordance with the newest official numbers.
Torrential rains from Storm Daniel swept a number of areas on Sunday in japanese Libya, most notably Benghazi, Al-Bayda and Al-Marj, in addition to Soussa and Derna.