Kuala Lumpur (UNA-OIC) – Malaysia has welcomed the donation of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine by the Government of the United Arab Emirates, to help the country combat the pandemic.
Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishammuddin Hussein expressed gratitude to the UAE and said the contribution would greatly assist in intensifying the daily vaccination rate of the COVID-19 National Immunization Program (NIP).
“On behalf of His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Government of Malaysia, and the Malaysian people, I would like to express our sincerest gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces; my counterpart, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Zayed Al-Nahyan, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister,” he said in a statement on Saturday.
“This recent contribution, combined with the on-going cooperation between both nations in various other areas such as knowledge sharing and cooperation underscores the long-standing and brotherly ties between Malaysia and the UAE,” the foreign minister said.
“Malaysia and the UAE remain committed to strengthening our bilateral relationship, based on the firm foundation of common values and traditions between our two nations for mutual benefit,” he added.