Czech Army plane carrying aid arrives in Syria

12-12-2016 updated

A consignment of humanitarian aid has arrived in Syria from the Czech Republic, the Czech Foreign Ministry said on Monday. The delivery – jointly organised by the state and the Czech Red Cross – includes powdered milk, a dialysis machine, four defibrillators and children’s toys. It was brought to the war-torn state on a Czech Army plane and is the latest consignment within a long-term programme aimed at delivering aid to Syria in the 2016–2019 period. The materials will be distributed by the local Red Crescent, including to the besieged city of Aleppo. A group of five Czech MPs also travelled to Syria on the army plane; they were due to hold talks with senior local officials, including the foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem.