The country’s effort to curb the current COVID-19 outbreak will be further enhanced when the Saudi Arabian government channels immediate assistance.
Malaysia will be receiving aid in the form of medical equipment to boost the country’s existing operational capabilities.
Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster), Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Salman has agreed to provide the aid.
According to him, the aid will be channeled via the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre.
Hishammuddin explained that the matter materialised after he made a phone call to Tengku Mahkota of Saudi Arabia to request for help.
“This is the result of my phone call with Crown Prince Mohammed Salman and Malaysia is extremely grateful to the King of Saudi Arabia, King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud, for assisting us.
“Malaysia will work closely with the Crown Prince and the Malaysia MFA to work out details of the assistance to the Saudi Arabia government,” Hishammuddin tweeted today (July 26).
Earlier, the Saudi media, Saudi Gazette announced the government will channel aid to Malaysia to ease the country’s burden in facing the challenges of COVID-19.