According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, the conference was organized with the aim of mobilizing support to eliminate the aftermath of the earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
The event was attended by representatives of the European Union Member States, neighboring countries and partners, the G20, the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, the UN, other international organizations, and European financial institutions.
Addressing the conference, the head of the Foreign Ministry said that the organization of the conference aimed at mobilizing the international community to eliminate the aftermath of the disaster was commendable. In this regard, he expressed Azerbaijan’s solidarity with brotherly Türkiye, as well as with Syria, the countries that had faced great loss of life and destruction as a result of the earthquakes.
According to Bayramov, Azerbaijan sent immediately search-and-rescue teams, medical personnel, volunteers as well as humanitarian aid to Türkiye in the first days of the earthquakes.
The minister stressed that Azerbaijan had sent 940 rescue personnel, including medical personnel and volunteers to the region, more than 5,300 tons of humanitarian aid, and over $45 million worth of material aid had been provided so far through relevant organizations working in the earthquake area in Türkiye.
He also stressed that Azerbaijan would continue to stand with brotherly Türkiye, and that our country would continue to provide result-oriented material and technical support for the reconstruction and construction work after the earthquakes.
Furthermore, the minister announced that as part of Azerbaijan’s contribution, $100 million worth of residential houses, social facilities, etc. would be built in the region.