CAIRO – 5 July 2020: Egypt will send urgent medical aid to Iraq within three days, to back the latter’s efforts to face the novel coronavirus, Egyptian Minister of Health Hala Zayed said on Sunday, as Iraq has seen a drastic surge in coronavirus cases over the last period.
Iraq on Saturday July 4 recorded 2,334 new coronavirus cases and 106 deaths, raising the total number to 58354 and 2,368 respectively.
In a meeting, Zayed and Iraq’s Ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Nayef discussed Iraq’s request for medical aid in the form of drugs treating coronavirus during this week. Zayed affirmed the Egyptian political leadership’s keenness to back the relations between the two countries.
In April, Iraqi President Barham Salih discussed with Egypt’s ambassador to Iraq cooperation between the two countries and affirmed the need to coordinate joint efforts to curb the spread of the novel virus, the Iraqi Presidency said.
Meeting with Ambassador Alaa Mousa at As-Salam presidential palace in the capital Baghdad, Salih conveyed his greetings to his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and wished the Egyptian people further development, prosperity and the ability to overcome the health, social and economic repercussions of the coronavirus.
Mousa stressed Egypt’s keenness to foster relations with Iraq in all fields, to serve the common interests of both countries. He also expressed Egypt’s willingness to cooperate to fight this pandemic.
During the meeting, they discussed strengthening bilateral relations and ways to develop prospects for cooperation between the two brotherly countries, and stressed the importance of coordinating joint efforts and consolidating solidarity and solidarity to combat the emerging corona virus and limit its spread.
The President of the Republic of Iraq conveyed his greetings to President Sisi, wishing the brotherly Egyptian people further progress and prosperity, and overcoming the health, social and economic repercussions of the pandemic.
In turn, Ambassador Moussa stressed Egypt's keenness to consolidate relations between the two countries in all fields in the interest of common interests, expressing his country's desire to cooperate in combating this pandemic and in a way that achieves health and safety for all humanity.