Doha / Information Office / May 21
Under the directives of HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the State of Qatar represented by Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) sent on Thursday a shipment of urgent medical assistance to the Republic of Kazakhstan, in support of the efforts exerted by government of Kazakhstan to contain the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In a statement today, QFFD said that the total weight of this shipment amounted to 9 tons of medical equipment and supplies, such as masks, sterilizers, and disinfectants, pointing it was carried by Qatar Airways.
QFFD Director General Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari commented saying that this medical assistance reflects the great efforts made by the State of Qatar to combat the spread of the pandemic, which poses a common threat to the whole world.
He pointed out that, because the pandemic threatens the whole world, the efforts made to curb its spread should be a common international responsibility. The State of Qatar has not come short in helping friendly countries to curb the spread of the pandemic, he added.
It is noteworthy that Qatar through QFFD, has provided in the past few months more than one air bridge of urgent medical assistance to sisterly and friendly countries during this unprecedented pandemic.