Medical aid delivered by Egypt on military jets to Italy on April 4, 2020 amid COVID-19 crisis - Press Photo
CAIRO – 26 April: Former US Ambassador to Egypt Frank Wisner thanked the Egyptian people and political leadership for handing medical assistance to the United States in the face of the novel coronavirus pandemic, as he was hosted by the American Pulse, an Egyptian TV program on Al-Qahera Wal Nas.
Wisner said the assistance shipment reflects the good spirt of Egyptians toward the American people, regardless of the amount of aid provided.
Also, Virginia Senator Richard Black has praised the efforts made by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in combating terrorism and dealing with terrorist groups in the region. He described Sisi as one of the most important presidents currently.
Concerning the recent aid, Black described such act as wise and said the US will always remember this stance.
Black also hailed Egypt’s firm stance toward the legitimate governments, including the efforts to reinforce the cohesion of neighboring states and prevent them from being divided, in an effort to preserve the sovereignty of these states, including Libya and Syria.
Black also condemned the role played by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in destabilizing Egypt.
CAIRO - 25 September 2019: Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Ahmed Hafez, strongly slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Egypt during an event in New York. In a statement issued by the foreign ministry, Hafez said that Erdogan's baseless allegations pretend to defend justice values while in reality, they express hatred of the Egyptian people who have nothing but respect for the Turkish nation.
Sisi earlier in April ordered to send medical aid to the United States in order to participate in the global battle against the pandemic.
This comes as the United States has reported almost 965,800 coronavirus cases and more than 54,790 deaths, according to Worldometers, which makes the highest toll among countries worldwide.
The military jets carried medical equipment, anesthesia drugs, and antibiotics as well as body bags, masks, and testing swabs.
In a phone call, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo thanked the Egyptian side for the initiative, saying it indicates strong friendship relations between the two countries.