Abu Dhabi: Many national and international media has been covering the UAE’s helping hands in the much needed time of the COVID-19 crisis. The Emirates has been sending medical and technical aid to many nations.
In line with the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership on the need to provide urgent support in the field of health to brotherly and friendly countries, the UAE sent an aid plane carrying seven metric tons of medical supplies to the Dominican Republic.
This aid is expected to assist approximately 7,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus. This will support the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Details of the process was shared on the twitter handle of UAEAid.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Bader Abdullah Al Matroshi, UAE Ambassador to Cuba, and non-resident Ambassador to the Dominican Republic stated: “Based on the UAE’s leading and humanitarian role in providing assistance in times of crisis and harnessing all possibilities to help other countries, an aid plane with urgent medical supplies was sent to the Dominican Republic. This aid is intended to strengthen relations with the Dominican Republic, and will help medical workers combat the (COVID-19) pandemic.”
The United Arab Emirates also sent an aid plane containing eight metric tons of medical supplies to Columbia. This aid is expected to assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals to contain the virus.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Salem Rashed Salem Al Owais, UAE Ambassador to Columbia, said: “The UAE is keen under its policy of cooperation and solidarity to develop its relations with many countries around the world. Despite the distance between our two countries, bilateral relations have witnessed remarkable development on all fronts, and the dispatch of medical assistance today affirms the strength of these relations.”
“The UAE always stands with friendly countries and provides them with a helping hand, especially under these circumstances, which the entire world is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The UAE hopes that medical assistance will contribute to enhancing the capacity of medical and nursing staff by providing them with additional protection,” he added.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 923 metric tons of aid to 65 countries in need, supporting more than 923,000 medical professionals in the process.
This appreciable act of the Emirates has been making headlines and the United Nations encouraged other countries to follow the UAE’s path as standing united is necessary in times of crisis.