Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)
Tunis (UNA-OIC) – Tunisia reaffirmed its “full solidarity” with Algeria and the Algerian people in the face of the wildfires that tore through several forest areas of the country and claimed dozens of victims among civilians, military and firefighters and inflicted significant material damage.
“Tunisia is fully prepared to offer all the support needed in these urgent circumstances,” said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.
Tunisia extends condolences and expresses sympathy with the families of the victims, wishing speedy recovery to the injured and praying to the Almighty to preserve Algeria and the Algerian people from any misfortune, the statement added.
In a telephone conversation with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday, President Kaïs Saïed expressed his solidarity and compassion with the Algerian people and offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims.
President Saïed also affirmed Tunisia’s readiness to provide the necessary assistance.
More than a hundred fires broke out on Monday in 17 provinces of the country, killing at least 69 civilians, soldiers and firefighters, according to Algeria News Press (APS).