UAE sends the third batch of aid to Pakistan to combat COVID-19

UAE sends the third batch of aid to Pakistan to combat COVID-19

The third consignment of medical and food aid provided by the United Arab Emirates to deal with the coronavirus reached Islamabad on Tuesday evening via Etihad Airways.

According to the Emiratis news agency WAM, 14 metric tons of medical and food aid will help Pakistan’s efforts to control the coronavirus. It will help with about 7,000 medical professionals working to control the coronavirus.

According to the statement, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Pakistan, Ahmed Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zabi, while referring to the provision of aid, said that fraternal relations between Pakistan and the UAE have existed for decades. The collaboration will make it stronger.

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“The UAE is proud to have helped Pakistan promote global solidarity in the fight against the coronavirus.” “Through this assistance, we respect frontline healthcare workers in Pakistan and around the world who are working tirelessly to end this crisis,” he said.

It may be recalled that according to diplomatic sources, the first consignment of medical aid from the UAE government was sent to Pakistan on April 2, which included Corona testing kits, sanitizers, and medical equipment.

The second consignment of 11 tonnes of medical aid was delivered to Pakistan on April 5. The UAE has so far provided more than 320 metric tons of aid to more than 30 countries.

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Earlier, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has departed after completing a 1-day visit to Pakistan. According to details, UAE allocated $200 million of aid to support small and medium-sized enterprises, SMEs, in Pakistan.

The announcement was made on the sidelines of Crown Prince of UAE visit to Pakistan, aims to support economic projects in Pakistan.