MINSK, 21 November (BelTA) – Belarus has sent a humanitarian cargo to Sudan as it is struggling with the devastating aftermath of floods, BelTA learned from the Emergencies Ministry of Belarus.
On behalf of the head of state and in pursuance of the decision of the Council of Ministers the Emergencies Ministry collected and sent humanitarian aid to the Republic of the Sudan. The Emergencies Ministry was assisted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee and the Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom.
The Emergencies Ministry noted that the efforts to help Sudan overcome the consequences of the devastating floods were discussed at a meeting between Emergencies Minister Vadim Sinyavsky and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Sudan to the Republic of Belarus Mohammed Omer Musa Ali on 10 November. During the meeting, the parties compiled the list of items that the people of Sudan need the most at the moment. It was agreed that Belarus will hand over to the Government of Sudan gas pumping units, a diesel generator, canned meat, condensed whole milk with sugar, wheat flour, blankets and medicines. The cargo is worth about Br1 million and weighs about 40 tonnes.