Under the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Qatar - represented by the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) - on Thursday sent a shipment of urgent medical assistance to Kazakhstan.
This comes in support of the efforts exerted by the government of Kazakhstan to contain the Covid-19 outbreak, the official Qatar News Agency reports.
In a statement on Thursday, QFFD said the shipment weighed 9 tonnes and included medical equipment and supplies such as masks, sterilisers and disinfectants. The shipment was delivered by Qatar Airways.
QFFD director-general Khalifa bin Jassim al-Kuwari said the medical assistance "reflects the great efforts made by Qatar to combat the spread of the pandemic, which poses a common threat to the whole world".
The efforts made to curb the spread of Covid-19 should be a common international responsibility as this pandemic threatens everyone, he added.
"Qatar did not hesitate to assist its friendly countries to contribute to reducing the spread of the pandemic and preventing it through medical supplies," he stressed.
Qatar has provided, through QFFD, more than one air bridge "of urgent medical assistance to sisterly and friendly countries during this unprecedented pandemic, in the past few months", the statement added.
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