The eighth and ninth “good” trains left the Turkish capital, Ankara, towards Pakistan, carrying humanitarian aid to help the flood victims.
The farewell ceremony was held at the historic Ankara Train Station, with the participation of Vice President of Disaster and Emergency Management “AFAD” Onder Bozkurt, General Director of Railways Ofuk Yalcin, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ankara Mehmet Sirus Sajjad and representatives of civil society organizations.
In a speech, Bozkurt expressed his wishes for humanitarian aid to reach Pakistan as soon as possible, noting that the aid was collected from the states of Ankara, Mersin, Van and Kocaeli.
In turn, Ambassador Sajjad thanked everyone who contributed to providing aid to his country, stressing that Pakistan will overcome the disaster with the support of the Turkish brothers.
Turkey was one of the first countries that rushed to help those affected by the floods in Pakistan by sending food and living supplies by 6 planes and a “good train”.