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27 Jul 2007 description

Foreign Minister Urmas Paet signed a directive according to which 500 000 kroons will be allocated from funds earmarked in the Foreign Ministry budget for development and humanitarian assistance for Macedonia in order to help put out forest fires.

According to Urmas Paet Macedonia requested aid from the European Union as well as directly from Estonia. "An emergency situation has been declared in Macedonia and the Macedonian Foreign Minister asked for help," Paet said.