Qatar provides non-reimbursable financial aid to Uzbekistan
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Aug. 22
By Ilkin Seyfaddini - Trend:
The Qatari government has allocated $200,000 in non-reimbursable financial aid to Uzbekistan, Trend reports citing the Dunyo News Agency.
In accordance with the decision of the Special Commission of Uzbekistan, these funds were transferred to the current account of the branch of the Republican Scientific Center for Emergency Medical Care in Uzbekistan's Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic.
The Center plans to use the funds to purchase the necessary protective and other equipment to support emergency measures taken to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, said the report.
Earlier, in May 2020, the Qatari government transferred funds in the amount of $200,000 through the Qatari Jassim and Hamad bin Jassim Charity Fund to the current account of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan as non-reimbursable financial aid to support the fight against COVID-19.
The Ambassador of Qatar to Uzbekistan Mohammed bin Hamad Al Hajri stressed that financial assistance is provided to a friendly country to support Uzbek leadership to protect the population from the pandemic spread.
"This shows once again that Qatar and Uzbekistan are united in their efforts to support each other at this difficult time for all," the ambassador said.
According to him, in recent years, bilateral relations between the two countries have developed successfully due to intensive exchanges of delegations and high-level contacts.
"Qatar is ready to make every effort to further expand mutually beneficial trade and economic, investment, financial and technical, cultural and humanitarian cooperation with Uzbekistan," Al Hajri stated.
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