Serbian Ambassador Thanks Bulgaria for Flood Relief Aid

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Bulgaria: Serbian Ambassador Thanks Bulgaria for Flood Relief Aid Serbian Ambassador Vladimir Curgus. Photo by Bulgarian National Television

Serbia's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Vladimir Curgus expressed his gratitude for the aid his country has received in the devastating floods.

"Our neighbor countries have helped and continue to help tremendously. This reminds us of the closeness between people on the Balkans, where neighbors help neighbors", Ambassador Curgus told Standartnews in an interview.

As a candidate member of the European Union, Serbia is also entitled to receive aid from the EU.

"We will make use of the EU's funds for disaster relief. Besides the EU, we are waiting for support from individual governments as well. I have already discussed this with Bulgaria's Deputy PM Daniela Bobeva, who made a clear commitment to continue assisting Serbia", H.E. added.

Bulgaria has upped its export of electricity to Serbia, after the floods damaged local power plants. Trucks with mineral water have also made their way to the most affected areas.

Ambassador Curgus said that the levels of Danube and Sava rivers are still high, and although high temperatures and good weather is predicted, this could accelerate the thawing of snow, which could pose new threats.

Serbia is suffering its worst floods in over a century, which has led to dozens of casualties. The damages are yet to be calculated, but would most likely amount to billions of euro.

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