Schroeder offers U.S. aid after hurricane Katrina

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1 September 2005, BERLIN - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Thursday offered to assist the United States in dealing with devastation left by Hurricane Katrina on the southern Gulf Coast.

1 September 2005

BERLIN - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on Thursday offered to assist the United States in dealing with devastation left by Hurricane Katrina on the southern Gulf Coast.

Schroeder said in a statement that Germany was ready to rush water purification systems or transportable shelters to the U.S., if Washington requested such aid.

The Chancellor underlined that Berlin was fully aware of the enormous resources which the U.S. had itself.

"But Germany is standing firmly on the side of the U.S. given this natural disaster and will do everything possible to help," said the statement.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer said the German embassy in Washington was in contact with the U.S. State Department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) about possible aid.

So far there did not appear to be any German dead or injured from the hurricane, said the statement.

DPA

Subject: German news


 

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