The Greek government, as well as the EU and all the Balkan countries, expressed their support for the Albanian people after an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale, struck the neighboring country on Tuesday morning.

Following the prime minister’s order, two EMAK factions were already sent to Albania to assist rescue operations, while Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias visited areas that were badly damaged, after completing his visit to Skopje.

In addition, the Athens Medical Association has sent a team of doctors to the affected areas, which will carry medicines and medical supplies, but will also assist in efforts to recover the injured. France, Italy, Turkey, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo are also participating at the rescue operations.

At the same time, the European Union has activated the Civil Protection Mechanism, at the request of the Albanian authorities.