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Donors Conference for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria will be held on 20 March

Donors Conference for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria will be held on 20 March

The European Union (EU) Commission and the EU term presidency carried out by Sweden will hold an International Donors Conference on 20 March for the people affected by the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes that took place on 6 February in Turkey and Syria.

Publish Date: 10/03/23 16:01
Update Date: 10/03/23 16:34
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Donors Conference for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria will be held on 20 March
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In the statement made by the EU Commission, it was reported that the conference, which was previously announced to be held on March 16, will be held on March 20.

The conference, which is stated to be coordinated with the Turkish authorities, will be hosted by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson, the EU term president.

In the statement of the EU Commission, the conference is aimed at EU member countries, candidate countries and potential candidates, neighboring and partner countries, G20 members excluding Russia, Gulf Cooperation Council member countries, United Nations, international organizations, humanitarian organizations, international and European activities. reported to be open to financial institutions.


 "The EU and its member states intend to make a serious commitment to further assistance to Turkey, to Turkey's recovery and rebuilding, and to increased aid to Syria, its recovery and rehabilitation.

The EU offers its support to other international partners and global donors at this difficult time," the statement said. It calls for solidarity with the peoples of Turkey and Syria, making commitments in line with the magnitude of the damage." statement was included. Von der Leyen, President of the EU Commission, whose views were included in the statement, stated that they will come together to support the earthquake victims 6 weeks after the earthquake and said: "Our solidarity will remain as strong as it was in the first hours after the earthquake.

We promise the people of Turkey and Syria that we will stand by them in the long term. To honor all countries and donors, whether private or public, to honor the memory of the lives lost, the heroism of the emergency relief teams, and most importantly, to provide more for the survivors." I invite you to contribute to building a better future." 

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson expressed his sadness at the loss of life and suffering and stated that Sweden, which is the Term President of the European Council, will do its best for recovery. It was stated that the preparations for the conference continue between the EU Commission member responsible for neighborhood and enlargement Oliver Varhelyi, Swedish Minister of International Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Johan Forssell and the Turkish authorities, and invitations will be sent soon. 

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