In a rare move, Pakistan sent medical supplies to the US on Friday to support its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington Asad Majeed Khan said the donation was a “token of friendship and solidarity” with the US, which is the world’s worst-hit country with over 1.57 million cases and nearly 95,000 deaths.
The supplies were delivered on a Pakistani Air Force cargo plane that landed at Andrews Air Base in Maryland, the ambassador said.
Appreciate Pakistan’s goodwill donation of surgical masks and protective suits to @FEMA. This delivery is a symbol of U.S.-Pakistan solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. #WeAreInThisTogether #Partners4Prosperity pic.twitter.com/TUk3nTQZgu
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 21, 2020
Senior US officials received the shipment of 100,000 protective masks and 25,000 coveralls for donation to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), according to a statement by the airbase authorities.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also expressed his appreciation in a tweet.
“Appreciate Pakistan’s goodwill donation of surgical masks and protective suits to FEMA. This delivery is a symbol of U.S.-Pakistan solidarity in the fight against COVID-19,” he said.
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