The Georgian Ambassador to Turkey, Giorgi Janjgava, along with the representatives of the Embassy, is travelling to Turkey’s southeastern Adıyaman Province to deliver humanitarian supplies to the disaster zone worst affected by the deadly quake, the Ambassador said on Sunday.
In his social media post, Janjgava said the Georgian Embassy would contact the local government at the site of the disaster zone and would meet with the victims of the earthquake.
He also noted the representatives of the Embassy would meet with the Georgian rescuers, who had been already engaged in search and rescue operations, and added they would try to take Georgian citizens out from the quake-hit areas to Turkey’s capital city of Ankara.
#Gürcistan #Ankara Büyükelçiliği olarak Ankara’dan#Adıyaman’a doğru yola çıkıp deprem bölgesindeki yerel yönetimle resmi temaslarda bulunacak,depremzedeleriyle görüşerek insani yardımı ulaştıracak,arama kurtarma çalışmalarında yer alan Arama Kurtarma ekibimize destek olacağız✊ pic.twitter.com/h0fIgXjpHD— George Janjgava (@GeorgeJanjgava) February 12, 2023
By the decision of Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Friday the Government allocated ₾1 million ($374,000) from its reserve fund to deliver medicine, food, clothes, medical equipment, and other necessities for the survivors of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
More than 100 Georgian professionals left for Turkey on Monday and Wednesday, following the PM’s instructions, to provide aid for the neighbouring country in search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of the latest massive quake.
The latest figures released early on Saturday show over 24,617 people have been killed in Turkey, including five Georgian citizens.