The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has sent a relief plane with seven metric tons of medical equipment to Uruguay on Wednesday to support the South American country's efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, according to the official Emirate news agency WAM.
The assistance will serve approximately 7,000 medical professionals in their work to contain the pathogen in a country like Latin America, which already has 29 deaths and more than 960 cases diagnosed due to the pandemic.
Saeed Rashed Obaid Alzaabi, UAE ambassador to Argentina and non-resident ambassador to Uruguay, highlighted his nation's initiative in the Uruguayan country. "The UAE has a distinguished historical relationship with Uruguay, characterized by friendship and consensus on political positions and cooperation in various fields," said the diplomat, who also added that "the provision of medical care affirms the willingness of UAE's leaders to develop and consolidate friendly relations and strengthen them at all levels between the two countries, especially in the area of health and preventive efforts and support for medical personnel.
So far, the UAE has led the international fight against the COVID-19 health crisis by providing more than 1,046 metric tons of aid to 71 countries, supporting more than one million medical professionals in the frontline fight against the coronavirus. This shows the great involvement of the Gulf country in international cooperation and humanitarian aid in the face of the hard times we are currently going through.