Nepal to send relief packages to Turkey

The government has decided to send medical teams and provide necessary relief materials to Turkey to help the response to a devastating magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Turkey.

The decision was taken following a meeting of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and the council of ministers held at the prime minister’s office on Wednesday afternoon.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal asked for the relief packages to be sent at the earliest, calling Turkey a ‘close friend’ of Nepal who has helped us in times of need.

“Turkey is our good friend. Yesterday, when we were in trouble, the Turkish government helped us. We should also help the Turkish government in its suffering. So let’s help by sending teams and technical equipment as soon as possible,” Dahal said.

An earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Turkey and northwest Syria on Monday, killing and making thousands of people injured.



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