MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s government has expressed its gratitude for “the international community’s support and solidarity” following the powerful earthquakes on Sept. 7 and Sept. 19.
After the quakes, which killed 98 people and 331 people, respectively, “the international community immediately offered support, and Mexico accepts with gratitude the assistance from all countries,” the Foreign Relations Secretariat said in a statement.
“Heads of state and of government from countries around the world, local authorities and international organizations have sent messages of solidarity, expressing their willingness to assist the people affected” by the earthquakes, the secretariat said.
Mexico has received technical and material support from 23 countries, the United Nations and the European Union.
These countries sent 501 rescue workers, 32 search dogs, equipment and tons of humanitarian supplies.
“Our country thanks Germany, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, the United States, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Panama, Peru, South Korea, Russia, the Vatican, Switzerland, Turkey and Venezuela,” the secretariat said.
The government also acknowledged “generous offers of assistance” from Armenia, Australia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Slovakia, France, Guatemala, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Palestine, Paraguay, Poland, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and South Africa.
One person from Argentina, one from South Korea, one from Spain, one from Panama and five people from Taiwan were among the victims of the Sept. 19 earthquake in central Mexico, officials said.