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 to Iraq.
Today’s aid plane has 10.5 metric tons of medical supplies to Iraq to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Commenting on the aid delivery, Mohamad Saleh Altenaiji, Charge d’affaires of the UAE Embassy in Baghdad, said, “The UAE has contributed to supporting our Iraqi brothers for years and continues to provide all possible support in all areas, particularly the economic and developmental realms. The UAE is also keen to protect and preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage in the face of terrorist threats that have tried to destroy and maim it.”
This aid is expected to assist approximately 10,500 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 974 metric tons of aid to 68 countries, supporting more than 974,000 medical professionals in the process.
“In continuation of these efforts, the UAE’s wise leadership sent a medical aid plane today to support the efforts of health workers to deal with COVID-19, which comes in addition to the recent medical assistance sent to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq,” Mohamad Saleh Altenaiji said.