Abu Dhabi (UNA-OIC) – Two UAE cargo planes arrived Wednesday in Tunisia carrying 47 metric tons of medical supplies, including a number of respirators and oxygen cylinders, in support of the North African nation’s drive to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
UAE Ambassador to Tunisia Rashid Mohammed Al Mansouri said that the United Arab Emirates is closely monitoring the health situation in Tunisia. He noted that this step is a continuation of the UAE’s efforts to provide support for Tunisia in its fight against the pandemic.
Al Mansouri added that this initiative is the fruit of ongoing communication between Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Tunisian President and Kais Saied. He noted that the UAE will continue to monitor worldwide health developments to advance its efforts to support other nations.
Last July, the UAE sent 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Tunisia, and in November 2020, it sent approximately 11 metric tons of medical supplies and equipment at a time when the worldwide number of COVID-related cases was rapidly rising due to a lack of medical supplies around the world.