A 21- NLC trucks convoy carrying 275 ton relief assistance goods from Pakistan arrived at Malatya, one of the worst hit cities by earthquake on 25 Feb 2023. The truck convoy carrying mainly winterized tents, blankets and other essential relief goods departed from Pakistan on 15th February 2023 and reached Turkiye via Iran.
The convoy was received by Deputy Mayor Malatya Hakan Ezgı, Ambassador Fazli Corman of Turkish MOFA, Pakistan Embassy Deputy Ambassador, Abbas Sarwar Qureshi, Commander Mehmet Bhaktiyar and officials from AFAD and local administration.
Speaking on the occasion, Abbas Sarwar Qureshi stated that Pakistan and Turkiye have a glorious history of supporting each other under all circumstances. As per the wishes of the Prime Minister and people of Pakistan, relief assistance shall keep coming from Pakistan to brotherly Turkiye till complete recovery and rehabilitation, he added.
Deputy Mayor Hakan Ezgı said that the trucks have not only brought relief goods but tons of prayers and best wishes from Pakistanis whose hearts beat with the hearts of Turkish brethren. He thanked the people and government of Pakistan for quick response and solidarity with Turkiye in this difficult time.