State honors members of Cypriot mission who fought wildfires in Greece

A ceremony was held on Wednesday in Nicosia in the Ministry of Health to honor the members of the Cypriot mission who contributed to the fight against the wildfires in Greece. The Cypriot mission included members of the Fire Department, the Civil Defence, and the Ambulance Service. The event was attended among others by the Minister of Health, the Minister of Justice and Public Order, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Interior, officials from the Civil Defence, the Fire Department and the health services. In her speech at the event, Minister of Health Dr. Popi Kanari, thanked the members of the mission on behalf of the state for their valuable contribution to the Greek state. She noted that the team was called at midnight to respond outside Cyprus in a dangerous field and leave their families behind. Doing this, she added, "without a second thought, is not easy at all, and for that we are all very proud of you and we would like with today's event to express our warm thanks and gratitude", she noted. Minister of Justice and Public Order, Anna Koukkides Prokopiou, said she was proud for the Cypriot mission who helped the Greek authorities in the fight against the wildfires that threatened a large part of the country. 'We managed to organize this mission within two hours. We received the request at 7pm and within two hours all colleagues responded immediately," she said. After the ceremony, the 59 members of the Cyprus mission were awarded with honorary diplomas.

Source: Cyprus News Agency