Algiers (UNA-OIC) – Algeria on Tuesday received two Kuwaiti airplanes carrying firefighting and civil protection equipment to help the country combat devastating wildfires.
Upon the arrival of the aid at Houari Boumediene Airport, Head of Civil Protection Boualam Boughlaf said in a statement that the aid would be directed to the field to back into the country’s huge and massive potentials to face the fires.
The Algerian official stressed that the aid reflects the Kuwaiti political leadership’s solidarity with Algeria in its distress, and shows the sisterly relations between the two countries. He voiced appreciation to Kuwait’s government and people for this valuable assistance.
Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Ambassador to Algeria Mohammad Al-Shabu said receiving these tools and equipment mirrors Kuwait’s support to Algeria to face these fires amid difficult weather conditions. He expressed his confidence in Algeria’s ability to overcome this plight.
Earlier in the day, Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) announced that two planes, loaded with six firefighting mechanisms, headed for Algeria to help in combating the forest fires and contribute to the rescue operations, upon the directives of the Emir of Kuwait.