Egypt’s Armed Forces help fight wildfires in Greece

Sami Hegazi
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President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has sent three Chinook helicopters equipped with all the advanced tools and means to help the Greek authorities fight the wildfires in the country.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted on Sunday: “I want to express our gratitude to Egypt for sending 3 firefighting helicopters to reinforce our efforts in the fight against forest fires. Thank you Egypt!” 

This comes as a continuation of Egypt’s support to friendly and brotherly countries to face all the crises and adversities they are facing, and is a confirmation of the deep historical ties between Egypt and Greece.

“On the Greek island of Rhodes, firefighters are racing against time to contain a massive fire that has evacuated thousands of people.” The fire, which had broken out days earlier, was reported to be out of control on several fronts and heading towards the village of Asclepio in the south.

The Greek Fire Service described the fires as the most difficult ever in the country and warned of a worsening situation due to strong winds.

Thousands of tourists and local residents were evacuated.

 Meanwhile, firefighting teams are continuing attempts to control forest fires in a number of locations.

Emergency and civil protection officials are warning of a high risk of new fires throughout the country.

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