in ,

Rwanda Receives Donation Of Face Masks From Turkey

Ambassador Guillaume Kavaruganda, the Director-General for Europe, America and International Organization, poses for a picture with Turkish Ambassador to Rwanda, BURCU Çevik, during the handover of protective masks from Turkey to help in Rwanda’s fight against COVID-19. /Photo courtesy: Rwanda’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation.

Rwanda received a donation of protective masks from Turkey to help in its fight against COVID-19.

Rwanda’s ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation confirmed receipt of the donation, saying it was “a sign of friendship and solidarity between the two countries in the fight against COVID-19.”

According to information from the Turkish embassy in Rwanda, Ankara sent 50,000 face masks while a private company donated a further 40,000 to Kigali.

The masks arrived on Thursday in a flight repatriating Rwandan citizens stranded in Turkey, and would head back to Ankara with Turkish citizens stranded in Rwanda due to the disruption of international travel.

The donation of protective masks was received by Ambassador Guillaume Kavaruganda, the Director-General for Europe, America and International Organization.

Loading...

Kavaruganda Thanked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the donation, saying it will boost the East African country’s fight against COVID-19.

He said health workers will benefit from the donation as they lead Rwanda’s fight against the pandemic.

He added that his country was committed to working with Turkey to implement various areas of cooperation, including education, training programs for police and diplomats, bilateral consultations and trade.

On his part, the Turkish Ambassador to Rwanda, Burcu Çevik, commended the East African country’s efforts against the disease, saying it was a show of strong leadership that oversaw rapid and active implementation of measures.

 

Loading...

Written by PH

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CAPTCHA


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WHO Chief Urges COVID-19 Vaccine Development At “Unprecedented Speed”

Botswana Needs $3.4 Billion In Stimulus, To Plug Budget Deficits