Abu Dhabi (UNA-OIC) – The United Arab Emirates today sent a second aid plane carrying eight metric tons of medical supplies to Kazakhstan, to assist approximately 8,000 medical professionals while working to contain the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
“The UAE has spared no effort to provide the best health outcomes and medical assistance to support Kazakhstan and strengthen its capabilities to face the repercussions of the COVID-19 crisis,” said UAE Ambassador to Kazakhstan Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Sultan Al Jaber.
“Kazakhstan was one of the first countries to receive medical assistance from the UAE during the current pandemic. In April, the UAE sent an aid plane carrying 13 metric tons of various medical and preventive supplies to Kazakhstan, to support the efforts of 10,000 medical personnel, to help contain the pandemic,” he added.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UAE Madyar Menilekov thanked the leadership of the UAE for its “great support” to Kazakhstan.
“The bilateral relations between our two countries are distinct and strong fraternal relations. We can only overcome this crisis with cooperation and interdependence, as the UAE has demonstrated by providing humanitarian assistance to the Republic of Kazakhstan and many other countries,” he said.
To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 1,069 metric tons of aid, to 71 countries, supporting more than a million medical professionals in the process.