Upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani to support Iran's fight against the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) on Friday sent a shipment of additional medical aid to Iran.
The shipment, which Qatar Airways has delivered, weighs 15 tons and contains basic medical equipment and supplies, QFFD said in a statement adding that it comes within the framework of Qatar's continuous efforts to operate air bridges of urgent medical aid to countries where Covid-19 has spread.
Director General of QFFD Khalifa bin Jassim Al Kuwari, commented saying that this continued assistance to the Islamic Republic of Iran reflects the active role of the State of Qatar in supporting brotherly and friendly countries, and helping them to overcome and contain this crisis and fight the pandemic, which poses a threat to the whole world.
In the past two months, Qatar has provided, through QFFD, urgent medical assistance to sisterly and friendly countries to fight this unprecedented pandemic.
Last month also Qatar has sent 13 tons of supplies to Iran fill the shortfall in medical supplies needed to combat Covid-19.