DIPLOMATIC TURNAROUND:The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the National Fire Agency to assemble a search-and-rescue team, a Cabinet spokesman said
Date: May 01, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA
The Nepalese government is considering accepting Taiwan’s offer to help with
search-and-rescue efforts for Saturday’s earthquake, while Taiwan is also seeking to cooperate with the US to transport relief supplies to the Himalayan country, Cabinet spokesman Sun Lih-chyun (孫立群) said yesterday.
Despite previously turning down Taiwan’s offer to send search-and-rescue teams, the Nepalese government said it has changed its position and is willing to consider the offer, Lih-chyun said.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested that the National Fire Agency put together a search-and-rescue team ready for immediate mobilization, Sun said. [FULL STORY]