Box consisting of medical aid loaded into an Egyptian military jet before flying to Sudan on May 4, 2020 – Video screenshot
CAIRO – 4 May 2020: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi directed the Egyptian Armed Forces on Monday to send medical aid to Sudan prompting the latter to fly four military jets carrying medicine and protective equipment.
The video posted on the Facebook page of the Egyptian Presidency's spokesperson showed statements reading "From the Egyptian People to the Sudanese People" written on the containers. The video showcased that the move comes as a sign of solidarity with African siblings and with a state with which Egypt shares historic ties.
The aids are a contribution in curbing the rise of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the neighboring state.
Egypt had sent medical aids to China, Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The aid sent to the United States on April 21 consisted of medical equipment, anesthesia drugs, and antibiotics as well as body bags, masks, and testing swabs.
On April 14, Egypt sent a large number of medical gowns to the UK in assistance to the British government’s efforts in its fight against the spread of Coronavirus.
On April 4, also upon the directives of President al-Sisi, the Egyptian Armed Forces sent to Italy two military jets carrying medical equipment, protective suits, detergents, and sanitizers.
In February, Egypt sent 1 million medical masks to China. The Minister of Health Hala Zayed flew to Beijing, China delivering ten tons of medical equipment.