Egypt’s Armed Forces have sent a military aircraft carrying medical aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia.
The aid, which included medicine, disinfectants and protective suits, among other medical supplies, will help the two countries in combating the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The aircraft was received by Egypt’s Ambassador to the country, Congo’s Deputy Foreign Minister Raymond Tshibanda, and a number of DRC officials.
Congolese officials expressed their gratitude for Egypt’s support of their country’s fight against the coronavirus, and praised the strong relations between the two countries.
In Zambia, the aircraft was received by the Egyptian ambassador to Zambia Ahmed Mostafa, Zambia’s Vice-President Inonge Wine, and a number of officials. They expressed their deep gratitude to Egypt’s leadership and people for helping their country combat the pandemic.
Egypt has sent several military planes carrying medical aid to fellow African nations since the beginning of the outbreak. The aid has been sent as a goodwill gesture to help these nations curb the spread of infection and treat patients according to international standards.