The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, sent today a message of condolence to the Prime Minister of Portugal, Mr Antonio da Costa.
In his message the President stated the following:
“It is with great sadness that I have been informed of the raging fires in central Portugal that have already taken the lives of tens of people and continue to cause death and destruction.
On behalf of the people and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, Ι wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of those killed and our best wishes for quick recovery to those injured.
I also want to take this opportunity to commend the bravery shown by the firefighting teams trying, under extreme conditions, to contain the fires.
Cyprus is ready to send to Portugal a team of firefighters, in coordination with the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism, to help the efforts to stop the raging fires.
Dear Prime Minister, at these difficult times, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the people of Portugal”./IBNA