FM reiterates Kuwait’s support for India amid spread of COVID-19 – ARAB TIMES
“ Committed to meeting the essential requirements ”
KUWAIT, May 29: Kuwait will continue to provide assistance and support to India as it tackles a “worsening situation” due to the coronavirus pandemic, the foreign minister said on Friday, Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah. In a phone call with his Indian counterpart, the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister, who also serves as Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, reiterated his country’s commitment to provide New Delhi with “all essential requirements. She needs in these “difficult circumstances” in a context of the COVID-19 variant.
For his part, the Indian Minister of External Affairs, S. Jaishankar, expressed his country’s appreciation and gratitude for this supportive position, saying that it reflected the depth of the historic relations between the two friendly countries. During the talks, the two officials also discussed their countries’ strong bilateral relations and ways to strengthen those ties. Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Jassem Al-Najem said last week that another relief ship had arrived at the Indian port as part of the sea bridge and more ships were arriving at Indian ports loaded with medical oxygen to fight the spread of the coronavirus.
Ambassador Al-Najem told the Kuwaiti News Agency on the arrival of the Indian Navy vessel carrying 210 tons of oxygen and 1,200 oxygen cylinders that the second step of supplying Kuwait with aid was to fill the gap of shortage of medical supplies in India as a result of the second. wave of COVID-19 pandemic and to help reduce the suffering of the friendly Indian people. In the first stage of the sea bridge, three military ships and a merchant ship left the ports of Shuwaikh and Shuwaiba with 215 tons of liquid oxygen and 2,600 tons of aid. Kuwait is at the forefront of the countries of the world which supply large amounts of oxygen to India.
The first stage of the sea bridge saw the arrival of three military ships and a merchant ship departing from the ports of Shuwaikh and Shuaiba carrying 215 tons of liquid oxygen and 2,600 tons of aid. Al-Najem added that the sea and air bridge that carries the huge empty oxygen tanks to Kuwait aims to transport a total of 1,400 metric tons of liquid medical oxygen, making Kuwait one of the countries in the world providing the greatest amount of oxygen to India. A Kuwaiti Air Force plane had landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi loaded with 40 tonnes of relief supplies provided by the Kuwait Red Crescent Society, including oxygen concentrators, ventilators, oxygen cylinders, medicines and other medical supplies and various emergency equipment, (KUNA).