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UAE Sends Plane Carrying 37 Metric Tons of Food Supplies to Afghanistan

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The UAE today sent a plane carrying 37 metric tons of food supplies to Afghanistan as part of its initiatives during the holy month of Ramadan.

His Excellency Eisa Salem Aldhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, said: “The UAE has always stood with brotherly and friendly countries in all circumstances that require solidarity and cooperation. In this regard, the UAE today sent a plane carrying food supplies to Afghanistan to support families in need during this holy month.”

He added, "The UAE sent two planes carrying 7.2 metric tons of medical supplies to Afghanistan to support approximately 7,000 medical personnel as they work to contain the virus.”

To date, the UAE has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by providing over 2000 metric tons of assistance to 135 countries, supporting more than 2 million medical professionals in the process.