Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Thursday reaffirmed Georgia’s “solidarity and strong support” to Turkey and its people in a meeting with the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Garibashvili conveyed his condolences for the victims of the devastating earthquake of February 6 that killed more than 43,000 people, the Georgian Government Administration said.
The PM wished “strength” to the people of the country and a “speedy recovery” to the injured, while stressing Georgia “stood by” the “friendly Turkish people” and his Government was ready to provide “any necessary assistance”.
The meeting highlighted the involvement of Georgian professionals dispatched to Turkey to help with the efforts in the aftermath of the disaster, as well as the humanitarian aid provided by the Georgian Government.
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Erdoğan thanked Garibashvili for the “immediate assistance” provided to the affected areas of his country in a “difficult time”.