Egypt sends medical aid to 30 African countries

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Sun, 06 Sep 2020 - 07:18 GMT

2 tons of medical aid to Beirut sent by Cairo- press photo

2 tons of medical aid to Beirut sent by Cairo- press photo

CAIRO – 6 September 2020: The Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi directed the government to send medical aid to 30 African countries to help them contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as part of the Egyptian contribution to the African Union COVID-19 Response Fund.

As per the president’s orders, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry tasked his deputy and head of African gatherings and organizations department ambassador Soha Gendi to cooperate with the concerned ministries in order to ship the $4 million medical aid.

Ten African countries received the first batch of the aid and the other twenty countries will have medical aids during the upcoming period.

Gendi met Saturday at Cairo International Airport with the ambassadors of the African countries receiving the current batch, the latter expressed their appreciation and gratitude to the Egyptian efforts to fight the virus in the continent.

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