Tunis (UNA-OIC) – The United Arab Emirates has dispatched an aircraft carrying 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Tunisia to curb the spread of the virus.
This urgent response comes in line with the directives of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to enhance the health conditions of the Tunisian people during the pandemic.
UAE Ambassador to Tunisia Rashid Mohammed Al Mansouri stated that the leadership’s directives to send the COVID-19 vaccine doses are in line with the UAE’s support for the Tunisian people during the current difficult circumstances arising from the pandemic in the North African nation.
In November 2020, the UAE sent a plane to Tunisia carrying 11 tons of medical diagnostic equipment, ventilators, mobile breathing units, and personal protective equipment, to enhance the efforts of frontline workers, he added.
Earlier this week, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed received a phone call from Tunisian President Kais Saied, during which they discussed the latest developments of COVID-19 and its health, humanitarian and social impacts.