Pakistan’s Armed Forces have supplied Personal Protective Equipment to the US Armed Forces.
While disclosing this on Thursday May 21, 2020, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Dr. Asad Majeed Khan, stated that the provision was a kind gesture of solidarity amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The consignment of PPE arrived via a C-130 flight from Islamabad landed Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, Wednesday afternoon, and were received by Dr. Khan and some senior officers of the embassy’s Defence Wing.
Also present were David Helvey, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, and other American officials.
In his remark on the occasion, Ambassador Khan said that there were historic ties between the people of two countries and their armed forces.
“The armed forces of both countries had fought together in the global war on terrorism and stand together in fight against COVID-19 pandemic,” Khan said.
“This is a manifestation of the longstanding and close cooperation between the armed forces of both countries, particularly in dealing with natural calamity, as both Pakistan and the U.S. remains closely
engaged in combating COVID-19,” he added.
The equipment has been handed over to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for onward delivery to the U.S. Armed Forces.