Workers load the humanitarian aid for Jordan into the Etihad Airways plane at Abu Dhabi Airport. WAM
As part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of the health sector in various countries to overcome the COVID-19 crisis, the United Arab Emirates sent an aid plane containing 12.4 metric tonns of medical supplies to Jordan.
The aid will assist approximately 12,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.
The UAE sends 12.4 metric tonns of medical supplies to Jordan. WAM
Ahmed Ali Al Balushi, UAE Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan said, "What unites the UAE and Jordan is a true brotherhood that is firmly rooted in all political, economic, social and popular fields. It is a model of distinguished Arab relations characterized by stability, depth and synergy on various fronts and is characterized by constructive cooperation in many areas at the official and popular levels."
"The clear vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan; His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, was not clouded when this pandemic hit the world
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