Spain to participate in Katrina relief aid

Spanish Foreign Minister, Miguel Angel Moratinos, said yesterday that Spain had offered government aid to the US authorities, still struggling to evacuate victims of the Katrina Hurrican.

He also confirmed that Spain would be participating in the EU emergency aid plan approved by European foreign ministers yesterday. Spain’s contritubion to the emergency aid designed to avoid an energy crisis in the US, will be 2.1 barrels of oil which will be sent over the next 30 days. According to the Ministry of Industry this amounts to just under 2 percent of Spain’s emergency oil reserves.

The Foreign Ministry has also confirmed that two of the three Spanish families trapped in New Orleans for the past 5 days were yesterday evacuated from the convention center and were “safe and sound” in an unknown location.

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