Wed, 28 Apr 2021 - 09:01 GMT
CAIRO – 28 April 2021: Egypt has sent, Wednesday a military transport plane loaded with medical and humanitarian supplies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Armed Forces General Command ordered the departure of the shipment to support the country in facing up to all challenges and crises besetting them.
The aid was sent on upon the directives of President Abdel Fattah el Sisi to provide large quantities of medicines and medical requirements from the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population to the friendly country.
Such a step also reflects strong ties between Egypt and Congo and proves Cairo’s leading role in helping African countries and providing them with all needed support.
Egypt has sent several medical and humanitarian shipments to other neighbor and friendly countries including Libya, Lebanon, Mali and other countries during the past months.
On April 13 and Upon the directives of President Sisi, the Egyptian Armed Forces sent two military jets carrying tons of medical aid to Libya's Sabha Airport.
Earlier the Egyptian Armed Forces sent to Burundi a military jet carrying baby formula as aid.
In March, the Egyptian Armed Forces also sent aid to South Sudan and Yemen. A military jet headed to South Sudan carrying baby formula, while two others landed in Saudi Arabia which in turn delivered the shipment to Yemen. The consignment also consists of baby formula provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.
In February, Egypt sent a plane loaded with medical and food supplies to the Lebanese people, within the framework of the Egyptian air bridge to support and assist Lebanon, according to a statement from the Lebanese Ministry of National Defense.