The United Arab Emirates despatched humanitarian help to Syria on Thursday. It is the newest instance of the UAE in search of to strengthen ties with Syria, which has strained relations with many Arab states because of the ongoing Syrian civil warfare.
An Emirati medical and meals help plane landed in Damascus early Thursday morning. The medical help included tools to assist fight COVID-19, the Syrian state media outlet SANA reported.
Syria’s relations with different Arab states have been severely broken by the Syrian civil warfare, however the UAE is main efforts to fix ties with the Syrian authorities of President Bashar al-Assad. Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011 firstly of the rebellion towards Assad following the federal government’s violent crackdown on protests. Several Arab states, together with the UAE, initially supported Syrian insurgent teams within the warfare.
Abu Dhabi has since shifted its stance to one among rapprochement with Damascus. Last month, UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan known as for worldwide cooperation with Assad and mentioned US sanctions on Syria “make the matter difficult.” The UAE in addition to its ally Egypt are additionally now calling for Syria to be readmitted into the Arab League.
Syria is in want of help because of the ongoing warfare, a unhealthy economic system and harsh US sanctions. The United Nations believes the coronavirus is much extra widespread within the nation than the federal government is letting on. Millions of Syrians additionally lack entry to enough meals, in accordance with the UN.