PUTRAJAYA JULY 30: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia government’s contribution over 4.5 million units of medical supplies of various types estimated worth at almost USD5 million and one million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines have arrived and handed to the Malaysian government.
Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, this is not the first time the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has extended COVID-19 assistance to Malaysia.
“In May 2020, Saudi Arabia was one of the first countries to contribute medical supplies roughly eight million units to Malaysia. The contribution is based on our friendship. With the recent contribution, Saudi Arabia is the single largest contributor of COVID-19 assistance to Malaysia this far,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.
Hishammuddin added: “On behalf of His Majesty Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the government and the people of Malaysia, once again I convey our deepest gratitude to the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, His Highness Prince Faisal bin Darhan Al Saud and the leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
The Senior Minister also extended his appreciation and gratitude to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the responsive move to ensure the contribution arrives only days after His Majesty King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud decreed the King Salman Centre for Relief and Humanitarian Action (KSRelief) to provide urgent assistance including medical supplies to aid Malaysia in facing the challenges posed by the pandemic.
“His Majesty King Salman’s continued regard for Malaysia as well as efforts by the government of Saudi Arabia in executing His Majesty’s royal decree proves Saudi Arabia’s sincerity and their resolve to stand with Malaysia during this challenging pandemic,” Hishammuddin said.-Malaysia World News