Riyadh (UNA-OIC) – King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) airlifted Thursday the first Saudi medical supplies to Malaysia to help combat the coronavirus pandemic.
The move comes in implementation of the directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman after Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein requested assistance to fight COVID-19 during a call with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Two aircraft, loaded with essential medical and preventive supplies and equipment, took off Thursday morning from King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh heading for Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The Saudi aid also includes 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine that will be provided through coordination with the Malaysian Foreign Minister’s office to expedite contracting with one of the approved international companies to supply the required quantities of vaccines directly from their factories to Malaysia.
This initiative is an affirmation of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian role towards the most affected countries by COVID-19 and reflects the deep-rooted relations between the two brotherly countries.