Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has sent a letter to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, expressing Hungary’s condolences to the families of victims of the floods that have ravaged western Germany in the past few days, the PM’s press chief said on Friday.
Orbán said he was “distressed” to learn of the disaster, which has killed at least 80 people in North Rhine-Westphalia. Hungary is ready to help in damage control in the region with “all means at its disposal”, Bertalan Havasi said.
President Áder also offers condolences, Hungarian help to flood-ravaged Germany
President János Áder has also expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of the floods in Germany and to those injured.
In a message to the German head of state, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Áder said he was deeply distressed to learn of the floods which have wreaked massive damage in the provinces of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia, and he offered Hungary’s help to Germany.
He wrote that Hungary “stands by the people” of Germany and is ready to help in clear-up efforts.
The president said that hopefully work could soon start on rebuilding the affected areas so that inhabitants can return to their peaceful lives.
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