(MENAFN- The Peninsula)
Tehran: A shipment loaded with about 9 tonnes of urgent medical aid sent by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) arrived yesterday in the Islamic Republic of Iran, carrying medical supplies to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, via an airlift of Qatar Airways planes, in coordination with the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Tehran.
The urgent aid comes to complete implementation of the directives by Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The assistance is implemented in phases and there will be additional medical aid shipments.
Waiting for the arrival of the cargo were Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Iran H E Mohammed bin Hamad Al Hajri along with Undersecretary of the Iranian Health Ministry for International Cooperation Affairs, Jalal Naeli, and a number of Iranian officials.
QFFD Director-General H E Khalifa Al Kuwari said that the medical aid complements the great efforts exerted by the State of Qatar to address the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic which had negative impact on the world and caused many difficulties at all levels.
Stemming from the joint international responsibility, the State of Qatar stands at the forefront to contribute to the process of confronting this pandemic which is threatening everyone. The State of Qatar, under its wise leadership, did not hesitate to assist brotherly and friendly countries to contribute to limiting and preventing the spread of the pandemic.
Qatar's Ambassador in Tehran said that the shipment comes to complete the Qatari medical assistance since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, in implementation of the directives by H H the Amir.
The medical assistance provided by the State of Qatar to sisterly and friendly countries comes within the framework of the efforts made to combat the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which represents a common threat facing the whole world. The Qatari assistance stems from the common international responsibility and affirms Qatar’s supportive position to sisterly and friendly countries to help them overcome the crisis.
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