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Video: UAE sends coronavirus aid plane to Turkmenistan

Khaleej Times 2020-08-01 05:43:20

The UAE on Friday sent an aid plane containing 60 tonnes of medical supplies to Turkmenistan to assist approximately 90,000 medical professionals battling to contain the coronavirus.

Commenting on the aid delivery, Abdulaziz Al Hashimi, Charge d'affaires of the UAE Embassy in Turkmenistan, said: "The UAE and Turkmenistan enjoy distinguished bilateral relations made notable by the support of both friendly countries' leadership for efforts to consistently strengthen and develop the relationship on all fronts in order to achieve shared interests."

"The UAE hopes that the medical aid sent today will contribute towards increasing capacity among Turkmenistan's medical professionals and offer additional protection as they fight Covid19," Al Hashimi added.

To date, the UAE has responded to the Covid-19 crisis by providing over 1,248 tonnes of aid to 92 countries in need, supporting more than one million medical professionals in the process.