To begin with, Operation Dost’s seventh flight arrived in earthquake-stricken Syria on Sunday carrying more than 23 tonnes of humanitarian aid. Turkish Ambassador to India Firat Sunel thanked India for sending humanitarian aid to the country as the death toll from the devastating earthquake topped 33,000 on Monday.
Meanwhile, on social media, Mr. Sunel tweeted, “Another urgent in-kind donation from the people of India is heading to Turkey.” Thanks india! Every tent, every blanket or sleeping bag is essential for hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors.”
Over 23 tons of relief material sent
Furthermore, the seventh ‘Operation Dost’ flight reached earthquake-hit Syria on Sunday with over 23 tons of relief material which was received by Deputy Minister of Local Administration & Environment Moutaz Douaji at Damascus airport.
Besides, pointing to the proactive role played by Indian relief and rescue teams, Indian ambassador to Turkey, Dr Virander Paul while speaking to WION, said that Indian relief and rescue “teams on the ground are carrying out their work” and “focus has mainly been on assisting the Turkish authorities to carry out search and rescue operations.” “7th #OperationDost flight reached Syria with over 23 tons of relief material, including gensets, solar lamps, emergency & critical care medicines, & disaster relief consumables.
‘Operation Dost’ symbolises friendship
In conclusion, received at Damascus airport by Deputy Minister of Local Administration and Environment Moutaz Douaji,” tweeted Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi. Mr Sunel said last week that ‘Operation Dost’ symbolises the friendship between India and Turkey.