ALGIERS – Monday, 06 February 2023 (APS) – The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent Monday a message of condolences to his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Al-Assad following the devastating earthquake that struck his country causing thousands of victims and significant material damage.

“I learned with great sadness and deep sorrow of the news of the devastating earthquake that struck the brotherly country Syria, leaving thousands of victims, dead, injured and people and significant material damage,” wrote President Tebboune in his message.

“Faced with the magnitude of this human disaster that has hit the Syrian brotherly people, I offer, on behalf of the Algerian people and Government, and my behalf, my heartfelt condolences to the President, Government, and people of the Republic of Syria, and my deep feelings of compassion to the families of victims in this painful circumstance, praying Allah the Almighty to help you overcome this ordeal and welcome the victims in His vast Paradise,” continued the President of the Republic, wishing “a speedy recovery to the injured.”

“I would also like to express Algeria’s full support to the brotherly Syrian people in this difficult ordeal as well as our availability to contribute to any effort likely to mitigate the impact of this painful tragedy,” he said.