Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad on Tuesday 7 February to offer condolences and support after the deadly earthquake, the Egyptian presidency said in an official statement, according to “Egyptian Streets”.

Under the directives of Al-Sisi, five military planes carrying emergency aid were sent to Turkey and Syria to help alleviate the relief efforts following the earthquake that left more than 5,400 people killed in both countries on Monday, 6 February.

On his part, Al-Assad expressed his appreciation to Al-Sisi, and stressed Syria’s pride in the historical and fraternal relations between the two countries, according to the Egyptian Presidency.

Al-Sisi also reiterated Egypt’s solidarity with Turkey, offering assistance and humanitarian aid to overcome the effects of the devastating disaster.

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