Israeli Humanitarian Assistance to Earthquake Victims in Georgia

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson)
May 12, 2002

Today, (May 12, 2002), the State of Israel will dispatch humanitarian assistance to Georgia. Israel will dispatch 7 cubic meters of medical equipment, including antibiotics, perishable items, bandages, gloves and other supplies. The consignment is the joint contribution of the Foreign Ministry’s Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV) and the Ministry of Health.

The Israeli Ambassador in Georgia, Ms. Rivka Cohen, will transfer the humanitarian supplies to the local government officials.

Israel and Georgia enjoy a long-standing friendship, which has been reflected recently through Georgia’s expression of support for Israel’s war against terrorism.