The Government of the United Arab Emirates is sending a consignment of medical equipment and supplies, including ventilators, to Nepal which is expected to arrive in Kathmandu soon. This assistance is being made at the request of the Government of Nepal.
It may be noted that the UAE Government had provided COVID related medical assistance to Nepal last year as well.
Meanwhile, in a virtual meeting with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the UAE Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, today, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali thanked the Government of the UAE for its continued support of medical equipment and supplies to Nepal to fight the COVID pandemic. He mentioned that the support received from UAE would be valuable at a time when Nepal is fighting against the surge of new variants of COVID-19, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Minister Gyawali also appreciated the support and care being provided to the large number of Nepali nationals residing in the UAE at these trying times.
During the meeting, other matters relating to COVID-related cooperation as well as various aspects of Nepal-UAE relations and cooperation were discussed.
The UAE Minister expressed his government’s solidarity to Nepal in its fight against the pandemic and assured continued cooperation from the UAE Government, including for the welfare of Nepali nationals living there, adds the release.