The European Union sets March 16 to hold a donor conference


Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström announced that the donors’ conference will be held for the victims of the earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on March 16.

This came in statements by the Swedish minister, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the European Union, prior to the meeting of the Council of Foreign Relations in the Union.

Bellstrom indicated that the donors’ conference will be held in the Belgian capital, Brussels, in cooperation with the European Commission.


He said, “We are waiting for a high-level participation in this conference, and we hope to raise large sums of money in order to offer what we can to the Syrian and Turkish peoples.”

On February 6, a double earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, the first measuring 7.7 degrees and the second 7.6 degrees, followed by thousands of violent aftershocks, which caused great losses in lives and property in both countries.