Coinciding with the 48th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and United Arab Emirates (UAE) today, several cargo boxes containing 50 RT-PCR machines with testing kits donated by the UAE to the Philippine Government arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
Philippine Ambassador to UAE Hjayceelyn M. Quintana and DFA Assistant Secretary for Middle East and African Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs (OMEAA-DFA) Alfonso Ver joined UAE Ambassador to the Philippines Mohamed Obaid Salem Al Qataam Alzaabi, in witnessing the arrival of the shipment which came via an Emirates flight from Dubai.
In thanking the UAE, Amb. Quintana said that “UAE’s donation will go a long way towards ensuring public health in the Philippines in light of the pandemic. It is a wonderful gift from the UAE symbolizing the longstanding and deep friendship between our two countries.”