Qatar, represented by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), sent urgent medical aid to Algeria to support its efforts in combating the outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The aid shipment contained 200 respirators produced and provided by Barzan Holdings, a subsidiary of the Ministry of Defence.
QFFD Director-General HE Khalifa bin Jassim al-Kuwari underlined that the medical aid provided by Qatar to brotherly and friendly countries is an embodiment of solidarity and co-operation between brothers and friends, and it comes within the framework of the global efforts to combat the pandemic, based on the duty of the common international responsibility.

For his part, Qatar's ambassador to Algeria Abdulaziz bin Ali al-Naema highlighted Qatar's role in assisting brotherly and friendly countries since the beginning of the pandemic, in order to confront the repercussions of the pandemic and curb the spread of the disease.
The ambassador affirmed the solidarity and continued co-operation between the two brotherly countries, and the deep and distinguished relations between them, noting that the leadership and the people of Qatar stand by Algeria.
He added that the relations of the two countries are strong and well-established, and there is ongoing co-operation and co-ordination on common issues, and that the wise leaderships of the two countries have the will to develop the co-operation and solidarity in all circumstances.
Qatar had earlier sent, through QFFD, 10 tonnes of medical assistance to Algeria.
The State seeks through these efforts to extend a helping hand to brotherly and friendly countries and help them overcome the Covid-19 crisis that swept the world.
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