Azerbaijan provides financial aid to Australia amid wildfires

Fri 21 Feb 2020 08:37 GMT | 12:37 Local Time

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Upon the instruction of President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the Cabinet of Ministers issued an order to allocate $ 50,000 for humanitarian aid to Australia to assist the elimination of severe consequences of massive bushfires recorded in Australia in late 2019.

In this respect, Seymur Fataliyev, Director of the Azerbaijan International Development Agency (AIDA), which operates under the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, presented a certificate of the financial contribution to President of the Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society Novruz Aslanov, the Foreign Ministry told Report. AIDA donated the funds to the Australian Red Cross Society.

At least 25 people have died, almost 2,000 homes have been destroyed by devastating bushfires across Australia, causing a multi-billion-dollar hole in the country's economy.

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