Saudi Arabia to donate medical aid, including 1mn vaccine doses

Saudi Arabia to donate medical aid, including 1mn vaccine doses

The Saudi Arabian government has agreed to donate to Malaysia medical supplies, including one million doses of vaccines, to assist the country in overcoming Covid-19.

The comes in response to the request made by foreign minister Hishammuddin Hussein during his meeting with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

In a Facebook post, Hishammuddin said the Saudi Arabian government had agreed to the request, with the country’s ruler King Salman directing the King Salman Center for Humanitarian Aid and Relief (KSRelief), the charity arm for Saudi Arabia, to urgently support Malaysia with medical supplies.

“This is a great honour and truly symbolises the sincerity of the Saudi Arabian government in establishing its friendship with Malaysia,” he said, adding that he would continue to work closely with the crown prince on the matter.

Meanwhile, in a separate statement, supervisor-general of KSRelief Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, who is also an adviser at the royal court, said that King Salman’s directive demonstrated the depth of the strong relations between the two countries.

“We will coordinate with the office of the Malaysian foreign minister to secure a contract with one of the approved international vaccine makers to supply the required quantities directly to Malaysia,” Al-Rabeeah said. - FMT



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