In a letter addressed to the President of the Republic of Turkey (Türkiye), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, dated February 10, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) expressed its “deep sorrow and concern over the devastating effects of the earthquake” that struck that country on February 6 and conveyed its solidarity for the irreparable loss of life caused by this sad occurrence.
Turkey has been a Member State of ECLAC since July 25, 2017.
What follows is the full text of the letter signed by José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Secretary of the United Nations regional organization:
Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President of the Republic of Türkiye
It is with deep sorrow and concern that we have learned of the devastating effects of the earthquake that struck Türkiye on February 6.
On behalf of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and on my own behalf, I would like to convey to you and to the families of your people, our solidarity and our fraternal condolences for the irreparable loss of life caused by this sad occurrence.
We also express our attentive concern for the people affected, for the injured and the victims.
Please accept the assurances of my highest consideration and esteem.
José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs