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Fight against Covid-19: UAE’s second batch of assistance arrives in Pakistan

National

April 6, 2020

ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador for Pakistan Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi has said that the core of bilateral relations of his country is ‘human’ which is considered essential and basic focus in UAE’s humanitarian policies, and there are many evidences of this fact embodied today by arrival of the second-air lifted medical and preventive aids to friendly people of Pakistan.

The UAE has decided to assist Pakistan unabated in its fight against coronavirus pandemic as second batch of eleven ton of medical and supplies arrived Islamabad from the UAE on Sunday. The UAE is the second country after China that has been providing assistance to Pakistan continuously and in constant contact with the government here.

Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Salem Al-Zaabi has said that the UAE leadership including President Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan and Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan taking personal interest in the well-being of the people of Pakistan. The ambassador said that more aide is in the pipeline and his government is watching the situation prevailing in Pakistan and whenever this country will need, the UAE government would provide the support.

He said Sunday morning the second batch of 11 tons of medical aid supplies provided by the UAE government to brothers and sisters in Pakistan to combat the coronavirus arrived at Islamabad Airport. “We renew commitment to stand by world against the exceptional circumstances and challenges.” The UAE ambassador stated that the arrival of the second batch of medical aid for Pakistan confirms the commitment of UAE and its leadership to stand by the people of Pakistan in these exceptional circumstances going through the world. He said that the second phase of medical assistance to Pakistan is a pioneering model and a realistic evidence of the success of humanitarian efforts of the UAE leadership in their quest to provide support and assistance to the friendly people of Pakistani, which is an established approach in foreign policy since the era of founding father late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (May Allah bless his soul) and continued and developed in the era of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of UAE. He reminded that bilateral relations between Pakistan and the UAE are based on mutual affinity and respect, and these ties has flourished to partnerships in many fields, stressing that friendship and close linkages between the two countries is a key element of this partnership.