Turkish President thanks VPA’s rescue team

Tuesday, 21/02/2023 11:54
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on February 20 visited Hatay and Kahramanmaras provinces, two of the provinces hardest hit by the earthquake on February 6, to assess the damage.
President Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with Major General Pham Van Ty, Head of the rescue team of the Vietnam People's Army in Hatay province on February 20, 2023.
(Photo: People's Army Newspaper)

Within the framework of the visit, he went to the scene to meet with people, volunteers, medical staff, workers, and local and international search and rescue teams there, including the search and rescue team of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA).

President Tayyip Erdogan thanked Vietnam for its timely support when shaking hands with Major General Pham Van Ty, Deputy Director of the Search and Rescue Department under the General Staff, Deputy Chief of the Standing Office of the National Committee for Incident, Disaster Response, and Search and Rescue, and Head of the Vietnam People’s Army delegation to assist Turkey’s rescue efforts.

As of February 19, the VPA forces have helped Turkey identify 15 locations with victims, including two locations with signs of life.

Earlier, President Tayyip Erdogan also pledged that no one would be left homeless, and affirmed that the Turkish government set a goal of building houses within the next one year for people who have lost their homes because of the earthquake in 10 provinces affected by the earthquake, which happened on February 6./.