Hondurans depart to deliver aid. | Photo: Twitter / COPECO_HONDURAS
Honduras has sent 5 tons of humanitarian aid to Cuba for the relief effort following the damage caused by Hurricane Irma last month.
The Deputy Director of the state-owned Permanent Commission for Contingency of Honduras, COPECO, Carlos Cordero, told reporters that the aid included personal hygiene items, food and construction materials, along with other donations.
Cordero, who leads a mission of the Honduran civil protection agency, added that the country will continue to support nations facing with “adverse situations.”
The Cuban ambassador to Honduras, Francisco Delgado, thanked the Central American country for the aid shipment, adding that it has "political symbolic value.”
"Ambassador of #Cuba in #Hondura Francisco Delgado, thanks a mission led by @CarlosACordero2 that gives humanitarian aid."
It also represents "the nobility" of the people and government of Honduras, said the Cuban ambassador.
Cuba's Civil Defense reported 10 deaths from Irma, while the storm's 290 kilometers per hour winds also caused severe damage to housing, agriculture, and energy systems.
Despite the internal damage, Cuba has sent 771 medics to several other Caribbean islands in the wake of Irma's destruction.