Coronavirus: UAE sends aid plane to Tunisia in fight against Covid-19

WAM/Abu Dhabi
Filed on November 3, 2020

Move is part of the country's efforts to help brotherly Arab countries.

The UAE today sent a plane carrying 11 metric tonnes of medical supplies and ventilators to Tunisia, to assist approximately 11,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.

The move is part of UAE efforts to help brotherly Arab countries.

"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.

He added, "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."

To date, the UAE has responded to the Covid-19 crisis by providing over 1592 metric tonnes of aid to 119 countries, supporting more than 1.5 million medical professionals in the process.

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