Sudan thanks Egypt for dispatching medical aid to curb COVID-19

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Mon, 04 May 2020 - 08:06 GMT

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

FILE- 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 government of Sudan expressed thanks to the Egyptian government for sending four medical convoys in light of combating the new coronavirus (COVID-19) in the African continent.

Egyptian 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.

“This important move reflects the depth of relations between the two countries,” Egypt’s state-owned news agency MENA reported Sudanese government spokesman Faisal Mohamed Saleh on Monday.

“In the name of the government and people of Sudan, I express thanks and appreciation to our brothers in the Arab Republic of Egypt, leadership, and people," Saleh said, adding that the aid includes personal protective equipment (PPE)l, equipment for medical laboratories, sterilizers, medicines, and intravenous solutions, sterilization devices and equipment to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

Egypt had sent medical aids to China, Italy, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

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