Pompeo commends Pakistani gifts of surgical masks, PPEs for US army
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has commended Pakistan’s donation of surgical masks and protective suits for the American armed forces.
The Pakistan Army has gifted personal protective equipment (PPE) to the US Armed Forces as a token of friendship and solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The PPE including surgical masks and protective suits was sent to the United States through a C-130 plane, and handed over to senior US officials including Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, David Halloway, at the Andrews Air Base in Washington DC by officials of Pakistan armed forces and diplomatic corps.
The US Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) said in a tweet that “The United States thanks Pakistan for its goodwill donation of medical supplies to support the fight against coronavirus. Our countries’ health partnership and coordinated response will help defeat this virus, and rebuild our prosperity.”
While appreciating Pakistan’s goodwill donation to US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted saying that “This delivery is a symbol of US-Pakistan solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. #WeAreInThisTogether #Partners4Prosperity.”
Appreciate Pakistan’s goodwill donation of surgical masks and protective suits to @FEMA. This delivery is a symbol of U.S.-Pakistan solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. #WeAreInThisTogether #Partners4Prosperity pic.twitter.com/TUk3nTQZgu— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 21, 2020
In response to Pompeo’s appreciation, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan said that Pakistan and the United States have always worked together to promote common interests and counter common challenges. “It is no surprise that #WeAreInThisTogether in the fight against COVID-19 as well!,” the ambassador tweeted.