Saudi lends a helping hand to Malaysia in combatting Covid-19

Photo: Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein | Twitter

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has directed King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) to urgently provide Malaysia with medical, preventive equipment, and supplies to address the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported this came in response to the request of the Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hishammuddin Hussein, during his call with His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.

The Adviser at the Royal Court and Supervisor General of King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre, Dr Abdullah Abdulaziz Al Rabeeah in a statement, stressed that the royal directive comes as an affirmation of the humanitarian role being played by Saudi Arabia towards the countries most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and the depth of the solid relations that bind the two sisterly countries.

Dr Al Rabeeah explained that the aid includes providing 1,000,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine, medical devices, care and treatment devices, preventive supplies, and other medical needs.

Dr Al Rabeeah extended his thanks and appreciation to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and HRH Crown Prince for this gesture, which confirms the leadership’s keenness to support sisterly countries around the world in various crises and circumstances.

Meanwhile, Hishammuddin in his tweet said Malaysia is extremely grateful for his Highness’ desire to assist the country.

“Will work closely with the Crown Prince and the Malaysian Foreign Ministry will work out details of the assistance from Saudi Arabia,” he said. – Bernama