UAE sends additional medical aid to Iran in fight against COVID-19

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The UAE sent an aid plane carrying 16 metric tonnes of urgent medical supplies to Iran to bolster the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

This aid will assist approximately 16,000 medical professionals as they work to contain the virus.

This is the fourth aid plane that the UAE has sent to Iran since March. On March 3, the UAE dispatched an aid plane containing 7.5 metric tonnes of medical supplies in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO), and another two planes carrying more than 33 metric tonnes of critical medical supplies were sent on March 16.

"The UAE's efforts to operate numerous emergency medical flights to assist Iran’s medical sector reflects the authenticity of the UAE’s humanitarian approach and the spirit of tolerance and solidarity embedded in UAE policies. The UAE has long stood with the leadership and people of other countries in difficult times, supporting them and helping save lives," said Saif Al Zaabi, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"The UAE hopes that these supplies will enhance the capacity of medical staff in Iran and provide them with greater protection."

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