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UAE sends medical aid plane to Iraq

The United Arab Emirates sent Thursday an aid plane containing medical supplies to Iraq as part of efforts of the Gulf state’s global humanitarian action to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Iraqi officials commended the UAE’s dispatch of a medical aid plane to support their country’s efforts to counter the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Dr Osama Al Rifa’i, Head of the Arab Department at the Iraqi Foreign Ministry said the generous gesture made by the UAE reflects the depth of the historical and brotherly relations binding the two countries and the UAE’s commitment to strengthen the efforts made by Iraqis to survive the crisis.

“The people and government of Iraq will remain grateful to the UAE for their commitment to deliver medical aid to Iraq under the tough circumstances the entire world is going through,” Al Rifa’i added. Source