Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto thanked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a telephone call on Tuesday for the Israeli search and rescue team sent to Mexico City last month following a devastating earthquake there.

According to a statement put out by the Prime Minister’s Office, Nieto expressed appreciation for the way in which Israel quickly mobilized and sent the team to help deal with the aftereffects of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 300 people.

The earthquake hit on September 19 and the Israeli team was the first foreign group to give assistance, arriving on the scene just two days later.

The team was made up of some 71 soldiers from the army’s Home Front Command.

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