A Saudi aircraft laden with 2,000 cylinders of medical oxygen arrived here today.
They are representing the first batch of oxygen and its supplies provided by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to contribute to meeting the needs of the Tunisian health sector in order to overcome the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
This comes in implementation of the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdullaziz Al Saud.
Upon arrival, the plane was received by the Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Dr. Abdullaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr; Tunisian Director General of Military Health Mustafa Al-Ferjani and the First Advisor to the President of the Republic of Tunisia in charge of National Security, Lieutenant-General Abdel Raouf Atallah.
In a statement to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Al-Ferjani expressed his sincere thanks to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdullaziz Al Saud and HRH the Crown Prince for the medical aid being provided to the Tunisian people, stressing that this position is not strange for the Kingdom and its generous leadership, and that the Tunisian people will not forget the Saudi people's support for them in their ordeal.
He stressed that the Saudi medical aid had a great impact in supporting Tunisian medical efforts in the face of this pandemic, noting that the aid that arrived today and included quantities of medical oxygen will benefit large numbers of patients who desperately need it.
For his part, Lieutenant-General Atallah also thanked the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its valuable health assistance, which came to support Tunisia in its confrontation against the Coronavirus pandemic.
He explained that the medical aid ordered by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques provided great support to Tunisia in overcoming the pandemic and limiting its spread.
He said: "The various aid allocated by the Kingdom to Tunisia, which included significant quantities of coronavirus vaccines, medical materials, large quantities of oxygen and oxygen generators for hospitals would advance the Tunisian health system and increase its resilience in the face of the pandemic."
Source: Saudi Press Agency