North Macedonia thanked Turkey on Wednesday for sending medical supplies to help it deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic.  

Foreign Minister Nikola Dimitrov expressed his gratitude on Twitter to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu and Turkey for its assistance in the fight against COVID-19.

Dimitrov also quoted the words of 13th-century poet Mevlana Rumi: “There is hope after despair and many suns after darkness.”

“A friend in need is a friend indeed. Standing always by brotherly North Macedonia,” Cavusoglu said on Twitter in response.

On Wednesday, Turkey delivered medical supplies such as masks, overalls and test kits prepared by

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