Belarusian rescuers awarded for helping extinguish forest fires in Borjomi, Georgia

10 rescuers received different medals from the Georgia's Minister of Finance. Photo from Georgia's Finance Ministry., 31 Jan 2018 - 18:41, Tbilisi,Georgia

Ten Belarusian rescuers who helped extinguish forest fires in Borjomi Gorge in South-Central Georgia have received awards from Georgia’s Finance Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili.

During his official visit to Belarus, Kumsishvili participated in the awarding ceremony of Belarusian rescuers who were involved in the fire extinguishing efforts by contributing either manpower or machinery in Borjomi, in August 2017.

Today, Kumsishvili awarded the Minister of Emergency Situations of Belarus Vladimir Vashchenko with the first decree medal for "Special Merits”.

Also, 10 rescuers received different medals from the Georgian minister.

Belarus sent a Mi-26 helicopter to extinguish fires in Georgia in August last year. Belarusian rescuers dropped more than a thousand tons of water over the fire.

Several meetings and activities are planned within his visit to Belarus, such as a meeting with the Prime Minister of Belarus and other officials from the government.

Also, a Georgia-Belarus intergovernmental economic commission meeting is on the agenda for Kumsishvili’s visit to Belarus.