TUNIS: A cargo plane has arrived in Tunis with 608,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Dispatched by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), it is the first batch of vaccines sent to Tunisia in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Saudi Ambassador to Tunisia Abdulaziz bin Ali Al-Saqr, Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Othman Al-Jerandi, Tunisian Health Minister Ali Mrabet, and Adviser at the Tunisian Presidency Walid Al-Hajjam received the plane upon its arrival in Tunisia.
Al-Jerandi expressed his pleasure at the arrival of medical assistance from Saudi Arabia. It is part of the total of one million doses that has been offered under King Salman’s direction to Tunisia.
Al-Jerandi said that Tunisia’s leaders and people highly appreciate this kind support from Saudi Arabia at this critical juncture.
For his part, Mrabet said that Saudi Arabia was among the first countries to help the Tunisian people in facing the pandemic.
He reiterated that Saudi Arabia’s kindness will further deepen the bonds between the two countries and strengthen the values of cooperation and solidarity.