KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait Ambassador to China Samih Johar Hayat declared on Thursday the Kuwaiti Cabinet decided to dispatch medical supplies to China to backup the nation efforts for containing coronavirus (COVID-19).
Ambassador Hayat said in a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the USD three million donation would be in the form of urgent medical aid, to be delivered in coordination with the Chinese government.
He has also expressed admiration of the measures that have been taken by Beijing "in the war on the novel coronavirus." Kuwait, represented by its embassy in Beijing, robustly supports the "sagacious Chinese leadership and the friendly people in these hard circumstances," he said, adding that the mission works non stop to tackle issues that arise in the shadow of these extraordinary conditions with the Chinese leadership.
The Kuwaiti diplomatic mission, since break out of the coronavirus, has set up hotlines for emergencies and coordination with the foreign ministry in Kuwait and Chinese officials.
He confirmed that there were no coronavirus infections among Kuwaitis in China -- who were evacuated safely back home.
The ambassador expressed gratitude to His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, all Kuwaiti leaders and ordinary citizens for backing up the mission tasks in the Asian nation.
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