Maldives has received a donation of two sanitization trucks from the government of United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The donation was made to support the island nation’s efforts to respond to the global Covid-19 pandemic.
The donation is expected to facilitate the disinfection of public areas and contribute to curb the spread of the infection, especially as the island nation is adapting to the ‘new normal’ as well as numerous precautionary measures and guidelines on slowing the spread of the infection.
Following the donation, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid expressed immense gratitude to the leadership, brotherly people and the government of UAE, adding that the donation will significantly scale up the country’s capacity for battling the pandemic.
The government extended gratitude to UAE for the consistent priority given by the middle-eastern nation towards the needs of the people of Maldives.
The generous donation mirrors the close ties of friendship and important historic ties between both countries.
Two sanitization trucks were donated after a substantial donation of 72 tonnes of crucial medical equipment and supplies worth USD five million (AED 18,331,425.00), by UAE during June 2020.