The President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou thanked all foreign leasers who had contributed to Greece’s firefighting efforts in recent weeks.
In letters to 23 foreign leaders yesterday, the President thanked them for their contribution in terms of personnel and resources, including aircraft, in battling the devastating fires that broke out in Greece since August 3.
“Your country’s offer during this difficult time has deeply moved all Greeks, and I am conveying their recognition and appreciation,” Sakellaropoulou said in individual letters which also spoke of climate change challenges.
The countries included fellow EU states whose help arrived through the RescEU system for voluntary help during natural disasters.
Countries the president thanked were as follows:
Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Kuwait, Moldavia, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.