UAE provides 60 tonnes of medical aid to Guinea worth $5 million

WAM CONAKRY, 20th March, 2014 (WAM) — Professor Alpha Conde, President of Guinea, has hailed the aid provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for the people of Guinea, especially medical aid, which contributes significantly to the improvement of medical services in the country.

Professor Conde highlighted the importance of the assistance provided by the U.A.E., when he received a delegation from the Khalifa Foundation headed by Eid Al Mazroui and Mohammed al-Taee, Charge d’Affaires at U.A.E.’s Embassy in Senegal.

The delegation delivered 60 tonnes of medical equipment valued at US$5 million, in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The aid package was officially received during a ceremony attended by Mohamed Said Fofana, Prime Minister of Guinea, as well as a number of ministers and senior officials in Guinea.

The ceremony was attended by Eid Al Mazroui, Mohammed al-Taee and representatives of the Mubadala Development Company, and Abu Dhabi Ports.

Mr. Conde said that this precious gift received from the people of the U.A.E. strengthened the ties between the two countries and comes at a time when his country is in dire need, expressing appreciation for this great medical support .

The Guinean President conveyed his greetings to President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation.

The Prime Minister of Guinea, in a speech on the occasion, expressed his appreciation for the medical equipment provided by the United Arab Emirates. He added that it would contribute to the provision of a large part of health care for the people of Guinea and address the lack of medical equipment, especially for dialysis.

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