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

Coronavirus: distance learning ‘the way to go in Cyprus’, minister says

Jonathan Shkurko

Financial support needed for businesses affected by infrastructure delays, MPs hear  

George Psyllides

Man dies in glider accident

Staff Reporter

Police search residences and offices of three Cypriots in Al Jazeera video

Elias Hazou

Happy outcome for exhausted juvenile vulture

Staff Reporter

Coronavirus: travellers from Cyprus will need to self-isolate on arrival in UK from Sunday (Updated)

Source: Cyprus News Agency