British ambassador thanks Spanish authorities for helping expats

LAST UPDATED: 14 Sep, 2012 @ 16:15
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British ambassador thanks Spanish authorities for helping expats

BRITISH ambassador Giles Paxman, has sent a letter to government representative Jorge Hernandez Mollar, expressing his “admiration and gratitude” for how local authorities have dealt with the recent Costa del Sol fires.

In the letter, Paxman writes that firefighters, hospital staff, local authorities and charities ‘have shown the degree of professionalism, commitment and sensitivity that you expect from our Spanish partners in these circumstances’.

Paxman also added: “The many British citizens living in the province of Malaga have reason to be grateful for their assistance. On behalf of these British people and my government, I wish to express our sincere thanks.”

The fire which affected several thousand Brits burned across 8225 hectares throughout six districts of the province.

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