The Philippines was hit by the strongest storm of the year earlier this week, causing serious destruction and turmoil.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines thanked Qatar’s Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Tani for providing assistance to the state struck by the typhoon Odette.
In a statement from Cheong Wa Dae, Duterte said, “During a telephone conversation on December 21, 2021, he expressed sympathy and solidarity with the victims of the Odette. “That’s what I said to Sheikh Tamim,” thank you from the bottom of my heart. “
Duterte also welcomed Qatar Amir’s offer to assist in the rehabilitation of affected communities in the Visayas and northern Mindanao.
“The two leaders have instructed their secretaries and interior ministers to coordinate directly to facilitate the entry of humanitarian aid from Qatar,” the statement read.
According to the Philippine News Agency, the president has previously announced that the areas struck by typhoon Odette, including Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Caraga, are “disaster”.
“This Declaration aims to facilitate government and private sector relief, relief, and rehabilitation efforts, including international humanitarian assistance.”
Some parts of the country’s southeast were hit by the strongest storm of the year on Thursday.
The 15th typhoon that struck the country in 2021, the Odette Cyclone, caused great devastation and damage to residential areas, infrastructure, assets, and agriculture.
At least 258 deaths have been recorded. According to the latest figures from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Control Board, 568 people have been injured and 47 are still missing.
Duterte added in a statement that Doha was “always a friend of the Philippines and will continue to do so” and thanked the Qatari government for “the humane treatment of Filipinos living and working in Qatar,” the PNA reports. rice field.
In response, Sheikh Tamim said Filipinos are highly regarded in their own country and want the success of their incumbent president.
According to 2021 statistics, Qatar is home to approximately 250,000 Filipinos, making it the third largest expatriate group in the Gulf countries.
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