pandemic: Kuwait lauds India for medical assistance; repatriation of citizens

NEW DELHI: Kuwait has thanked the Indian government for sending a 15-member rapid response team and providing medical supplies to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Kuwait Ambassador to India, Jassem Al-Najem, appreciated the gesture of the Indian government to continue the supply of medicine, including Paracetamol tablets and foods.

The team comprising of doctors and healthcare professionals provided medical assistance in testing and treatment of the afflicted persons and training their personnel. The Ministry of External Affairs had said in a statement that the rapid response team was deputed on the request of the Kuwaiti government following a phone call between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah.

The ambassador also extended gratitude and appreciation to the Indian government for the facilities to evacuate the Kuwaiti citizens stranded in India last Friday and Saturday through Kuwait airways airlines.

Al-Najem said that the two are successfully collaborating together to fight the virus.

The envoy recalled the telephonic conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Kuwait counterpart Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on April 1, wherein the two leaders had discussed the domestic and international aspects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

During the telephonic conversation, both leaders had agreed for a concerted and coordinated effort against the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, EAM S Jaishankar also held a phone call with his Kuwaiti counterpart to discuss the prevailing situation in Kuwait and explore ways to further strengthen cooperation during these challenging times.

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