Kazakhstan to render aid to Nepal: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

04 мая 2015, 18:42
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Kazakhstan will render assistance to Nepal, Tengrinews reports citing the Ambassador-at-Large and spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Altay Abibullayev.

“Kazakhstan expresses sincere condolences to the people and government of Nepal over to the death of thousands of people in the series of devastating earthquakes,” Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

“We join the world in sending condolence and our support. We are grateful to the government of Nepal and the Russian Federation for taking care and evacuating Kazakhstani citizens from the emergency areas. Kazakhstan will render aid to Nepal in this tragic situation,” Abibullayev said.

A powerful 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25. The epicentre of the earthquake was 81 kilometres (50 miles) away to the northwest of Kathmandu. According to the UN, the number of the victims made 6.2 thousand. Over 14 thousand people were injured. The UN appealed to the international community asking for $415 million in humanitarian aid.

Writing by Gyuzel Kamalova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina

 


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