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In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

The two aid aircraft, which took off from Abu Dhabi on Monday, contained over 32 metric tonnes of supplies, including boxes filled with thousands of pairs of gloves, surgical masks, and protective equipment.

In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

UAE sent two aid planes carrying critical medical supplies to Iran to support the latter's efforts to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus. Image: WAM

In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

The flight is the second humanitarian delivery facilitated by the UAE to Iran in recent days. Image: WAM

In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

The two aid aircraft, which took off from Abu Dhabi on Monday, contained over 32 metric tonnes of supplies, including boxes filled with thousands of pairs of gloves, surgical masks, and protective equipment. Image: WAM

In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

On 3rd March, the UAE carried out a coronavirus aid mission to Iran in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, by dispatching a UAE aircraft carrying 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies and five WHO experts to help 15,000 healthcare workers. Image: WAM

In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

The initiative came within the framework of the UAE’s cooperation with countries experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 in order to strengthen global efforts to curb the virus’ spread. Image: WAM

In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

"The UAE’s efforts in carrying out a second medical aid flight to Iran are consistent with our country’s founding humanitarian principles, which guide our belief that providing life-saving assistance to those experiencing distress is essential to serving the common good." Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem bint Ibrahim Al-Hashemy said. Image: WAM

In pictures: UAE sends second batch of medical aid to Iran

"The coronavirus crisis has affirmed the effectiveness of the UAE’s aid approach, wherein the leadership and people stand shoulder-to-shoulder with nations in their time of need," Al Hashemy continued. Image: WAM