Romania received on Friday, through the Emergency Response Coordination Center of the European Commission (ERCC), a request from the Slovenian authorities for international assistance in extinguishing the forest fires that the country is facing. The Bucharest government decided to send three planes, two of which are specially equipped for extinguishing forest fires.
The government decided on Saturday, within the National Committee for Emergency Situations, to grant emergency external humanitarian aid to Slovenia, following the activation of the European Civil Protection Mechanism, according to a press release.
With the support of the Ministry of National Defense, three aircraft belonging to the Romanian Air Force, configured for firefighting, will carry out an international support mission in Slovenia, in order to limit the spread of forest fires, which have taken over their territory.
The two Spartan aircraft prepared for firefighting and a Hercules that will be used for logistical transport will leave for Slovenia today.
In order to coordinate with foreign authorities, in the mission of providing international assistance, the Department for Emergency Situations ensures a liaison officer from the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations.
Romania also got involved in supporting the authorities in Greece with specialized firefighting intervention teams, at the request of the Greek government, through the European Civil Protection Mechanism.
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