Doha: The State of Qatar represented by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) has dispatched four shipments weighing 34 tonnes of urgent medical aid to four countries — Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and North Macedonia.
This came following the directive of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to support the efforts of friendly governments to confront COVID-19 epidemic, QFFD said in a tweet.
Each beneficiary country will get 8.5 tonnes urgent medical aid which was sent by Qatar.
QFFD confirmed that the medical aid reached Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and North Macedonia.
In North Macedonia, the medical aid was received by Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Minister of Health and Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Qatar in Macedonia.
Qatar Fund for Development is a public institution committed on behalf of the State of Qatar to improving the livelihood of communities around the world.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, H E Dr. Bisera Turkovic received the cargo plane carrying medical aid from the State of Qatar, as the first Arab country to send an aid plane to Bosnia and Herzegovina after COVID-19 pandemic.
“The State of Qatar has proven its true friendship with Bosnia and Herzegovina, true friends know the time of adversity, and on this occasion I thank on behalf of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina and all its citizens to Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, and Qatari people,” said Dr. Bisera Turkovic in a statement.
She said that generous assistance from the State of Qatar included a large number of health and preventive equipment.
To recall, before her appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Bisera Turkovic held the position of Ambassador of the State of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the State of Qatar.