It is touching to see how decades of animosity has been set aside to help those in desperate need, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) director Samantha Power wrote on her Twitter microblog today, Feb. 14, commenting on Armenia’s decision to send humanitarian aid to Turkey after the devastating earthquake in this country.
Last week, for the first time in 30 years, a border checkpoint between Armenia and Turkey was opened so that aid could reach the victims in the disaster zone by the shortest route.
“Armenia sent 100 tons of cargo and a search and rescue team”, – said the head of USAID.
As reported EADailyOn February 11, 100 tons of humanitarian cargo was sent to Turkish Adiyaman, the administrative center of the province of the same name in the southeast of the country, by the shortest road connecting Armenia with Turkey along the Margara border bridge. The base camp of 27 Armenian rescuers has been deployed in Adiyaman.