Slovenia to send 16 fire engines, 46 firefighters to Macedonia


16 fire engines and 46 firefighters from Slovenia are expected to arrive in N. Macedonia by Thursday at the latest, to assist in firefighting efforts, the Ministry of Defence said in a press release on Wednesday.

Assistance for battling wildfires was agreed on Tuesday in a phone call between Defence Minister Radmila Shekerinska and her Slovenian counterpart Matej Tonin.

“I hope you’ll manage to extinguish fires as soon as possible,” Tonin wrote Shekerinska, briefing her on the rapid reaction of North Macedonia’s ally, the press release read. On Tuesday, Shekerinska thanked neighboring countries and NATO allies for the assistance, stressing that North Macedonia can count on its friends in times of danger.


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