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Video: US ambassador thanks Egypt for medical aid against coronavirus



US ambassador in Cairo Jonathan Cohen on Tuesday thanked the government and people of Egypt for contributing medical supplies that will help the US confront the COVID-19 crisis.

“At this difficult time, a generous donation like the one you just made is a great symbol of our solidarity and the value you place in our strategic partnership. Again on behalf of a grateful nation thank you,” Cohen said.

On behalf of the American people, the U.S. government, and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Ambassador Jonathan Cohen thanks the government and people of Egypt

بالنيابة عن الشعب الأمريكي والحكومة الأمريكية والسفارة الأمريكية بالقاهرة، السفير الأمريكي جوناثان كوهين يتقدم بالشكر للحكومة المصرية والشعب المصري على إسهامهم الكريم بالإمدادات الطبية التي ستساعدنا في مواجهة أزمة جائحة COVID-19.🇪🇬🇺🇸On behalf of the American people, the U.S. government, and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Ambassador Jonathan Cohen thanks the government and people of Egypt for their generous contribution of medical supplies which will help us confront the COVID-19 crisis. 🇺🇸🇪🇬

Posted by U.S. Embassy Cairo on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday ordered medical aid be delivered to the US, as part of Egypt’s plan of support friendly countries and within the broader framework of historical ties between both nations.

فيديو – وصول الطائرة العسكرية للقوات المسلحة وعلي متنها شحنة المساعدات الطبية المصرية الي الولايات المتحدة الامريكية تنفيذًا لتوجيهات السيد الرئيس عبد الفتاح السيسي

Posted by ‎المتحدث الرسمي لرئاسة الجمهورية-Spokesman of the Egyptian Presidency‎ on Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The General Command of the Armed Forces prepared a military plane loaded with large quantities of medical aid and protective suits.

This aid aims to ease the US’s burden in light of the crisis it faces through alleviating the nation’s acute shortage of medicine, medical supplies, and protective tools.

Though this assistance, Egypt continues its role of aiding friendly countries in times of adversity and crisis.

Earlier this month, Egyptian presidential spokesperson Bassam Rady announced that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sent two military planes to Italy with medical supplies to provide aid.

Minister of Health and Population Hala Zayed also arrived in Italy on April 4 upon President Abdel Sisi’s orders.

According to Rady, this move comes out of Egypt’s plan of solidarity with friendly countries.

Following President Sisi’s directives, the armed forces loaded two military aircraft with medical supplies, protective suits and disinfection materials.