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Iran Sends Humanitarian Aid to Kyrgyzstan

15 Aug 2020, 22:37 GMT+10

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran has shipped a second consignment of humanitarian supplies to Kyrgyzstan to help the Central Asian country deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

- Politics news -

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan said the country on Friday received the second shipment of humanitarian aid provided by Iran as part of assistance in the fight against COVID-19.

The Iranian consignment includes medical supplies, ventilators, thermometers, pulse oximeters, and coronavirus diagnostic test kits.

The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry also hailed the Iranian help as a testimony to warm relations between Tehran and Bishkek and their mutual support.

In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart in June, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov expressed gratitude to Iran for providing medical assistance in the battle with the novel coronavirus.

"Iran has achieved good success in producing the equipment for the fight against coronavirus, and I'm glad that we can meet our demands in this field through Iran," he said.

Pointing to the far-reaching impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy, the Kyrgyz president also called for efforts to broaden the trade and economic relations and increase joint investment.

Back in May, Iran sent a consignment of humanitarian aid to Kyrgyzstan to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

The medical cargo weighing more than 3 tons was delivered by a charter flight from Mashhad to Bishkek on May 18.

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