Abu Dhabi (UNA-OIC) – The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday sent a plane carrying 11 metric tons of medical supplies and ventilators to Tunisia, to assist around 11,000 medical professionals as they work to contain COVID-19.
The move is part of UAE’s efforts to help brotherly Arab countries, Emirates News Agency, WAM, reported.
“The UAE and Tunisia have shared a common vision of development for several decades, embodied in strong bilateral relations, the exchange of experiences, and coordination in many areas of interest to both countries,” said Rashed Mohammed Al Mansouri, UAE Ambassador to Tunisia.
“The UAE is keen to provide support to brotherly countries in difficult circumstances in the region and worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. In this regard, a medical aid plane was sent today to Tunisia to support the health sector and contribute to strengthening its ability to face the crisis,” he added.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,592 metric tons of aid to 119 countries, supporting more than 1.5 million medical professionals in the process.