Bangladesh's humanitarian assistance package under the directives of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived at Damascus in Syria on Saturday by a special flight of Bangladesh Air Force Aircraft C-130J.
Bangladesh non-resident ambassador to Syria Nahida Sobhan and Syrian deputy minister of Local Administration and Environment of Moutaz Douaji received the relief goods at the Damascus international airport, a Foreign Ministry press release said, reports BSS.
The humanitarian assistance package contains dry food, medicine, blankets, tents and winter clothes.
The relief goods were later handed over to the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) for proper coordination and distribution among the earthquake- affected people in Syria.
Earlier, President Md. Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen conveyed profound condolences to their Syrian counterparts on behalf of the government and the people of Bangladesh.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated the whole course of sending the humanitarian assistance package in collaboration with the AFD, BAF and the MDMR in successfully dispatching the relief goods to Syria.