A freight aircraft equipped with coronavirus curbing assistance, carrying 14 metric tons of food and medical aid from UAE, United Arab Emirates was provided here Tuesday.
The assistance would support about 7,000 medical personnel while they try to control the virus. It will enable Pakistan to strengthen efforts by the government to curb COVID-19 spread.
Commenting on the provision of aid, UAE Ambassador to Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al Zaabi said the UAE is proud to expand assistance to Pakistan in the promotion of global unity in the war against COVID-19 as part of the bilateral cooperation that has underpinned the brotherly ties between our two countries for decades.
“With this support, we are supporting the frontline healthcare staff in Pakistan and across the world who works relentlessly to end this crisis,” he added.
On April 2nd the UAE provided Pakistan the first shipment of essential medical supplies. The second batch of 11 metric tons food and medical aid from UAE entered Islamabad on April 5. The UAE has given over 320 metric tons of assistance to more than 30 countries to date, helping almost 320,000 medical professionals in the process.
Ambassador Hamad promised that his country will provide more assistance and the two brotherly countries will maintain conventional cooperation even as the UAE is still battling coronavirus. The envoy said two brotherly countries should keep exchanging their expertise in battling the pandemic.