Canadian Ambassador Visits Petrinja and Glina

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“Canada sympathises with all people affected by the earthquake. The Canadian government closely cooperates with the Red Cross in providing aid to those in need,” said Bowman while addressing media in the Croatian language, after he held talks with the Red Cross Croatia director.

Bowman recalled that on the first day after the 29 December quake, Canadian Croats raised 100,000 Canadian dollars for quake victims and that the amount had in the meantime increased to nearly half a million dollars.

“The Canadian government has provided an equal amount which has been sent to Red Cross Croatia. I am here for that reason, to see the good job that is being done and to which Canada will contribute,” the diplomat said.

The ambassador said that he was impressed with the Croatian government’s handling of the crisis and the extent of operations conducted by the Red Cross.

“This is really impressive and I am sure that they give good assistance to those who need it,” he said, adding that he would like to visit Sisak, too, to get a full insight into the aftermath of the devastating quake.

A Croatian foreign ministry state secretary, Zdenko Lucić, who accompanied the ambassador during his visit to Petrinja and Glina, thanked Canada for the abundant donation.


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