President Anastasiades: “Team of firefighters ready to assist Portugal”

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed on Monday readiness to dispatch a team of firefighters, to help Portugal put out forest fires.

According to an announcement by the Presidency, in his message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Portugal Antonio da Costa, President Anastasiades conveyed his “great sadness” about the fires in central Portugal, that have already taken the lives of tens of people and continue to cause death and destruction.

He also extended condolences, on behalf of the people and the government of the Republic οf Cyprus, tο the families, friends and loved ones of those killed, as well as wishes for quick recovery to those injured.

“I also want to take this opportunity to commend the bravery shown by the firefighting teams trying, under extreme conditions, to contain the fires. Cyprus is ready to send to Portugal a team of firefighters, in coordination with the EU`s Civil Protection Mechanism, to help the efforts to stop the raging fires” the President concluded.

source: CNA