Ambassador: Georgian humanitarian aid to be delivered to Japan today
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 21 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
A Georgian plane will deliver humanitarian goods to Japan this week, Georgian Ambassador to Japan Revaz Beshidze told Georgian television channels.
"The plane from Georgia will deliver humanitarian aid to Japan on Monday and Georgian citizens wishing to leave Japan will be able to return on the same plane," Beshidze said.
Beshidze said the embassy is in contact with all Georgian citizens in Japan and all of them are "in a safe place and feel good."
Earlier, the Georgian Foreign Ministry recommended that citizens in Japan move to the south away from the disaster zone. The embassy is keeping in contact with the 47 Georgian citizens residing in the country.
The Georgian interior and health ministries prepared humanitarian cargo of medicines and other essentials to send to Japan. A rescue team consisting of up to 40 people will also arrive.
According to the latest figures, the death toll from the natural disaster is over 21,000.
After the earthquake, the Fukushima-1 and Fukushima-2 nuclear power plants were moved into an emergency regime. Explosions occurred on the first, third and second power units at Fukushima-1. Later, an explosion and several fires occurred at the fourth unit.