Pakistan’s Armed Forces have gifted Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the US as a gesture of solidarity amid the coronavirus pandemic, in line with the Pakistani embassy.
The consignment of PPE arrived by way of a C-130 flight from Islamabad, which landed at Andrews Air Force Base (AFB), Maryland, Wednesday afternoon.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Dr Asad Majeed Khan, and senior officers of the embassy’s Defence Wing have been current on the airport. Also current have been David Helvey, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, and different American officers.
In his comment on the event, Ambassador Khan referred to the historic ties between the individuals of two international locations and their armed forces. He stated that safety forces of each international locations had fought collectively within the world battle on terrorism and stand collectively in battle in opposition to COVID-19 pandemic.
This, the Pakistani envoy stated, was a manifestation of the longstanding and shut cooperation between the armed forces of each international locations, significantly in coping with the pure calamity, as each Pakistan and the US stay carefully engaged in combating COVID-19, he added.
The gear has been handed over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for onward supply to the US Armed Forces.