Efforts of Turkey and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will remain in the minds and will never be forgotten, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said Wednesday after an earthquake hit Albania.

“On behalf of everyone, I express my gratitude to Turkey and President Erdogan,” said Rama.

“Turkey is a big and powerful country. We are a small and weak country. But whenever Turkey needs, we will be there. Albanian people will never forget Turkey’s help,” he said as he examined search and rescue operations being carried out at a hotel in the beach area of Durres.

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