Egypt sends 27 tons of medical aid to Lebanon to face cholera breakout

Ahram Online , Wednesday 9 Nov 2022

Egypt’s Ambassador to Lebanon Yasser Elwy announced that a new batch of medical aid including medicine and vaccines arrived in Beirut earlier Wednesday.


According to Elwy, Egypt sent 27 tons of cholera vaccines and medicines only one week following Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati's request. Mikati had requested Egypt's assistance during his meeting with President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on the sidelines of the Arab Summit in Algiers last week.

Ambassador Yasser Elwy reiterated Egypt’s commitment to supporting Lebanon in the face of its crisis. Egypt, he said, recognises the importance of Lebanon and will not forsake it.

The new batch of medical aid was received by the Lebanese Health Minister Firas Abiad who expressed the Lebanese government’s appreciation and thanks for Egypt's prompt response. He also thanked Egypt for fully supporting Lebanon in all respects.

Abiad stated that Egypt had already sent over 500 tons of medical aid supplies during the coronavirus pandemic and in the aftermath of the explosion of Beirut port.

The Lebanese minister added that the distribution of Egyptian medical aid to Lebanese public and field hospitals will begin on Thursday.

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