Tunis — A relief cargo plane dispatched by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Thursday arrived in Tunis with 608,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, representing the first batch of vaccines, to contribute to fighting the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The assistance comes in implementing the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman.
In his statement to the Saudi Press Agency, the Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs expressed happiness on a new batch of medical assistance from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia. This batch is out of one million doses that King Salman directed to offer to Tunisia as part of a pack of medical assistance.
The minister also expressed his appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman and the Crown Prince, for this noble position and for supporting Tunisia in facing this pandemic wave.
He said: “The stance of Saudi Arabia stresses the historical relations that connect the two brotherly peoples and reflects the noble humanitarian role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with brotherly and friendly countries.”
Al-Jerandi stressed that Tunisia’s leadership and people highly appreciate this kind of support from Saudi Arabia to Tunisia during this critical juncture.
This initiative embodies the usual civil humanitarian aspect of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reflects the solid brotherly relations between the leaderships of the two countries.