PUTRAJAYA AUG 14: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomes the contribution of 1,000,000 doses of vaccines by the Government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Malaysia.
Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, he thanked the leadership of UAE for the urgent and generous contribution which will aid Malaysia in facing the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic.
“This contribution will also assist in intensifying the daily vaccination rate of the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme (NCIP).
“On behalf of His MajestyYang di-Pertuan Agong, the Government of Malaysia, I would like to express our greatest gratitude to Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, my counterpart Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for the generous contribution,” Hishammuddin said in a statement here today.
Hishammuddin added, this is not the first time UAE has extended COVID-19 assistance to Malaysia. In March 2020, UAE contributed 20,000 PCR test kits and in May 2020 another contribution of 7 tonnes of hand sanitizers was made specifically for Wisma Putra’s own Malaysia’s Diplomatic frontliners serving in Malaysia and Malaysian missions abroad.
“This recent contribution, combined with the on-going cooperation between both nations in various other areas such as knowledge sharing and cooperation underscores the long-standing and brotherly ties between Malaysia and the UAE.
“Malaysia and the UAE remain committed to strengthening our bilateral relationship, based on the firm foundation of common values and traditions between our two nations for the mutual benefit of both our people,” Hishammuddin said. –Malaysia World News