Armenian president offers aid to Turkey

21:06 • 23.10.11

President Serzh Sargsyan continues his state visit to the Russian Federation as it has been scheduled.

Serzh Sargsyan sent an urgent message of condolences to the President  of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül regarding the earthquake that occured in the territory of Turkey.

The message states:

"Distinguished Mr. President:

I learned with profound pain about the powerful earthquake that occurred in Van and about the destruction, human losses and the people trapped under the collapsed buildings. I feel sorrow about that, express my condolences and inform you that Armenia’s specialized rescue division is put on alert to be able to reach the epicenter as soon as possible and start immediately its rescue operations."

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