Spain proposed on Saturday to send rescue workers to Morocco in the wake of the strong earthquake that left at least 820 people dead in this country, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albarez announced.
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The minister told reporters on the sidelines of the G20 summit, “Spain has offered Morocco, if it deems it necessary, two rescue teams, which is the most important at this moment, as well as its assistance in reconstruction, once this moment has passed.” in India.
“What is important at the moment is to save as many lives as possible,” he stressed, explaining that the Spanish Military Emergency Unit (UME), as well as relief agencies and the embassy, are “at the disposal of Morocco and the Moroccan people.” the people.”
UME is a body of the Spanish Armed Forces that can respond quickly to emergency situations such as forest fires, floods and earthquakes.
According to the Spanish Ministry of Defense, a team from the European Monetary Union, which was sent to Turkey last February following a devastating earthquake, helped rescue six people, including a mother and two children. This earthquake, which struck Turkey and neighboring Syria, killed more than 55,000 people.