Azerbaijan, Baku, March 6 / Trend E.Ostapenko /
Turkmenistan has invited children from Haiti, the victims of the destructive earthquake, to spend summer at its sea and mountain resorts, the
Turkmenistan will hold inauguration of two new children's fitness centers in the mountain village of Geokdere near Ashgabat and two children's centers in the seaside resort Avaza on the Caspian Sea on the June 1
International Children's Day.
Turkmenistan is among the first countries which helped the Haiti's people, who suffered as a result of earthquake, transferring $500,000 the UN for Haiti after an emergency meeting of the
General Assembly and Security Council.
An earthquake with magnitude 7.0 occurred in Haiti on Jan. 12. Its center was located in 15 kilometers south-west of the capital Port-au-Prince at a depth of 10 kilometers below the seabed. Subsequently, Haiti shocked the two tremors aftershocks measuring 5.9 and 5.5. The number of victims ranges from 170, 000 to 270,000 people.
Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the UN
Aksoltan Atayeva said that citizens of Turkmenistan could not remain indifferent to the event in Haiti, reminding that in 1948 Turkmenistan also experienced a destructive earthquake. Then Ashgabat lost 80 percent of its residents and the death toll reached nearly to 176,000 people.
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