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Envoy: Iran to send humanitarian aid to flood-hit Serbia

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Tehran, May 26, IRNA – Iranian Ambassador to Belgrade Majid Fahimpour announced that Iran plans to dispatch 10 tons of humanitarian aid to the flood-hit Serbia.

ˈThe Iranian nation and government are very sorrowful about the tragic event of flood in Serbia and they will soon send humanitarian aid to that country,ˈ Fahimpour said on Sunday.

He noted that the Iranian embassy in Belgrade has already sent 5,000 euro in cash as humanitarian aid to the flood-hit Serbian people.

Last week, Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Seyed Ahmad Moussavi condoled with the Serbian government and nation over the recent flooding in the country, and voiced Tehran readiness for dispatching humanitarian aid, and rescue and relief equipment to the Balkan nation.

Speaking at a meeting with Serbian Ambassador to Tehran Alexander Tasic, Moussavi expressed sympathy with people of Serbia over the devastating flood.

Moussavi noted that Iran’s humanitarian aid will be sent to Serbia as soon as possible, and expressed hope that humanitarian interactions between Iran and Serbia would further develop in the future.

Earlier, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham extended Tehranˈs condolences to the governments and nations of Serbia, Bosnian and Croatia over the death of their beloved ones in the recent floods which killed over 50 people and forced some 65,000 to abandon their homes.

Iranian relief agencies are examining ways to send aid to flood-hit countries.

ˈMeteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is due to a three-month amount of rain that fell on the region in just three days,ˈ Goran Mihajlovic from Serbiaˈs Weather Center said.