Sudan Praises Egyptian gesture after receiving medical aid

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Mon, 04 May 2020 - 09:22 GMT

Medical aid delivered by Egypt on military jets to Italy on April 4, 2020 amid COVID-19 crisis - Press Photo

Medical aid delivered by Egypt on military jets to Italy on April 4, 2020 amid COVID-19 crisis - Press Photo

CAIRO – 4 May 2020: The Sudanese government thanked Monday the Egyptian government as the latter sent medical supplies to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to aid the Sudanese people amid the current pandemic.

The Sudanese government spokesperson Faisal Mohamed Saleh praised the Egyptian government’s gesture after receiving thousands of personal protective equipment for the medical staff and sterilizers to limit the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The member of Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council and Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Health Emergencies, Siddig Tawer, said that the gesture asserts the strength and deepness of relations between Egypt and Sudan.

The medical shipment arrived earlier on Monday in Khartoum International Airport, carried by four Egyptian army planes.

Tawer described the step as a “noble” gesture from the Egyptian people that confirms the Egyptian continual support for Sudan during tough times.

The Egyptian ambassador to Sudan, Hossam Issa, said that the aid includes masks, sterilizers, ventilators, and other items used to limit the spread of the infectious virus.

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