New York

30 October 2020

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on the earthquake in the Aegean Sea

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and damage caused by the powerful earthquake in the Aegean Sea today. He extends his condolences to the bereaved families and to the Governments and people of Greece and Turkey. He wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

The Secretary-General commends the local response efforts underway. The United Nations stands ready to assist if required.