Thu, 27 May 2021 - 12:46 GMT
CAIRO – 26 May 2021: Two military aid planes took off from Eastern Cairo airbase, Wednesday carrying large quantities of medicines, medical supplies and food, heading to Djibouti.
Djiboutian officials expressed appreciation for the Egyptian efforts and its support for the people, helping them to face challenges.
Earlier in May, Three Egyptian military planes launched from the Eastern Cairo airbase carrying medical aid from the Egyptian health ministry to India, which is witnessing the worst coronavirus crisis in the world.
A statement by the military spokesman said “large quantities” of medical aid was sent but did not reveal the exact quantity or the kind of medical aid.
The military spokesman said the aid was sent as per the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
“This is within the framework of contributing to alleviating the burden of the Indian people as a result of the rapid spread of the coronavirus and the high rates of infections and deaths,” the spokesman said.
This surge in infections and deaths is “in light of the current crisis and the severe shortage of medicine, medical supplies and preventive and protection tools,” the spokesman added.
“This aid comes in continuation of the pioneering Egyptian role toward these brotherly and friendly people from various countries and of providing continuous support and solidarity during the times of adversity and crises,” the spokesman added.
This aid was the second aid shipment Egypt sends to India in less than two weeks.