December 5, 2023, 8:30 pm

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2023-02-07 16:53:30 BdST

Momen sends condolences over deadly earthquake in Turkey, Syria

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has expressed deepest condolences to the Government and the people of Turkey and Syria on the tragic loss of lives in the deadly earthquake that took place in the early morning of February 6.

Momen said, in his condolence message sent to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, "At this sad moment, our thoughts and prayers are with the brotherly people of Türkiye, as well as with the families of the victims. We pray to the almighty Allah for divine mercy for those who have lost their lives and for the speedy recovery of those injured."

"Bangladesh stands beside the brotherly people of Turkey and is ready to extend any kind of help at this particular time," Momen said in the message.

In separate message to the Foreign Minister of Syria, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister expressed deepest condolences over the tragic loss of valuable lives caused by the devastating earthquake hitting the Syrian border on Monday (Feb 6).

In a condolence message sent to Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad, Momen said, "I extend my profound grief and condolences to the victims of this earthquake; both deceased and the injured, members of the bereaved families as well as to the people of the Syrian Arab Republic as they grieve over this horrific national tragedy."

"Bangladesh stands in solidarity by the brotherly people of Syria at this critical hour," Momen said in the message.

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