A Pakistani Air Force C-130 delivered personal protective equipment to Andrews Air Force Base in VA to be delivered to FEMA for use against the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington Asad Majeed Khan said the donation was a “token of friendship and solidarity” with the US, which is the world’s worst-hit country with over 1.57 million cases and nearly 95,000 deaths, reported Anadola Agency.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs David F. Helvey attended to represent the U.S. Department of Defense. Helvey expressed DoD’s thanks to Pakistan, underscoring that the donation of personal protective equipment was a display of generosity and goodwill from a long-standing partner. Helvey emphasized that DoD is proud to stand with Pakistan’s military in the global fight against COVID-19, reported JBA.af.,mil.
Additionally, Brig. Gen. Matthew C. Isler, the Director of Regional Affairs for the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, came to Joint Base Andrews to thank the Pakistani representatives for their support.
“We are grateful to Pakistan’s military for its generosity and partnership. Partners stand together as we move through challenges in these unprecedented times,” Isler said.