Venezuela has delivered more than 10 tons of humanitarian aid to earthquake-ravaged Mexico City, which arrived early Sunday morning.
Venezuelan ambassador to Mexico, Maria Urbaneja, who coordinated the humanitarian aid, told teleSUR that the gesture underscored Venezuela's commitment to foreign relations, adding that it reflected the importance of “friendship, solidarity and integration."
The sentiment was echoed by Minister of Interior Relations, Justice and Peace Nestor Reverol, who said the Venezuelan people sympathize with the current pain and sorrow of the Mexican people.
Venezuela's National Armed Forces arrived with much-needed mattresses, blankets, tents, perishable and non-perishable foods, along with other items to ease the pain of the devastated population until the rebuilding of the affected areas gets underway.
Mexican International Affairs official Hugo Morales expressed gratitude on behalf of the people of Mexico also thanking the Bolivarian state for the “show of solidarity.”
Civil protection and disaster management personnel were also on hand to assess the extent of the damages as well as to help search and rescue parties in the Central American country.
Mexico has suffered a series of earthquakes and aftershocks over the past three weeks, ranging for 5.0 to 8.2 on the Richter scale, leaving several hundred people dead and thousands displaced.