Cyprus Mail
Cyprus

Cyprus sending two aircraft to Lebanon to combat forest fires

Photos from Lebanon Marianne Richa Facebook

Cyprus is sending two aircraft to Lebanon to assist in combating forest fires in the neighbouring country.

A tweet by the foreign ministry said two fixed-wing firefighting aircraft from the forestry department were being sent to Lebanon, responding to an urgent request for assistance in combating raging forest fires.

“We stand in solidarity with friends and neighbours in times of difficulty. Together we are stronger”, the twitter post says.

Lebanon’s defence minister Elias Bou Saab is in Cyprus on Tuesday for a meeting with his Cypriot counterpart Savvas Angelides.

 

Related posts

Measures taken to ease problems at Makarios hospital ICU

Evie Andreou

Procedures to employ asylum seekers to be simplified

Elias Hazou

Coronavirus: No deaths, 162 new cases (updated)

Evie Andreou

Pope to visit Cyprus and Greece, including Lesbos island, on December 2 to 6

Reuters News Service

Saner withdraws candidacy as UBP leader, rival implicated in compromising video case

Evie Andreou

‘Perfect storm’ for increased prices

Anna Savva