The United Arab Emirates sent a plane carrying 9 metric tons of medical supplies and 300,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to the Union of the Comoros.
The plane was received at the airport in the Comorian capital, Moroni, by Azali Assoumani, president of the Union of the Comoros, and Saeed Al Maqbali, ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Comoros, the news agency reported on Wednesday. official WAM.
“This gesture is part of the UAE’s efforts to support the momentum of the Comoros government and medical sector in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic,” Al Maqbali said.
Comoros President Assoumani praised the UAE’s global humanitarian and development efforts, highlighting the UAE’s continued support to his country.
Besides the Comoros, the United Arab Emirates have also shipped vaccines to several other countries in recent months.
In March, the United Arab Emirates sent a second shipment of 38,700 doses of Russian Sputnik V vaccine to the Gaza Strip, following a shipment of 20,000 Sputnik V vaccines in February.
Likewise, last month it sent shipments of vaccines to Tunisia, Yemen, Sudan and Belarus.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, ordered the country’s authorities to send 11 tons of medical diagnostic equipment, ventilators, mobile respiratory units and PPE (personal protective equipment) and 500,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in Tunisia.
In May, the UAE Red Crescent (ERC) and Tamouh Healthcare Company launched a joint initiative to deliver Covid-19 vaccines to several countries. As part of the MoU, Tamouh will provide the vaccines that will be given to countries and target groups to fight the pandemic, in addition to vaccinating target groups in Abu Dhabi.
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The United Arab Emirates, represented by the ERC, then sent a shipment of 60,000 Covid-19 vaccines to Socotra governorate, Yemen. Through the ERC, the United Arab Emirates also sent 11,000 doses of the vaccine to Belarus last month.