06, 2020

As a result of the agreement between the Presidents of Armenia and Serbia, a special flight brought to Yerevan the first load of medical supplies and devises

Today, a special flight of Air Serbia brought humanitarian assistance from Serbia to Armenia – the first load of medical supplies and devises. The second part of the cargo will be delivered tomorrow.

The agreement on Serbia’s substantial assistance to Armenia in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic was reached during a phone conversation between President Armen Sarkissian and President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić.

Recently, President Armen Sarkissian spoke on the phone with this colleague President Aleksandar Vučić with whom he maintains cordial and friendly relations.

The Presidents discussed situation created by the coronavirus pandemic, and the President of Serbia underscored that his country is ready to assist Armenia. President Sarkissian passed on to the Serbian side the list of necessary items provided by the RA Minister of Health.

As assistance in the fight against the pandemic, Serbia is providing to Armenia 10 artificial lung ventilation devises, 10 devises to monitor patients’ condition, 500 thousand surgical and 100 thousand protective masks, 25 thousand protective glasses, 25 thousand protective medical gear, and other necessary items.

In the conversation with journalists, the Head of Presidential Administration Emil Tarassian said, “In the phone conversation with President Armen Sarkissian, the President of Serbia offered his assistance, and today the first aircraft with humanitarian assistance has arrived. Tomorrow the second flight will deliver more medical supplies and equipment. Items, which arrived today and will arrive tomorrow, are much needed supplies for Armenia’s healthcare system. During his conversation with Aleksandar Vučić President Sarkissian expressed gratitude to the President of Serbia and the people of Serbia for the assistance provided to our country.”

Emil Tarassian added that President Sarkissian continues to use his personal and partnership relations to provide new opportunities for Armenia in our fight against the pandemic. The Presidential Administration maintains constant contacts with the colleagues in the government, the list of necessary supplies and equipment is regularly reviewed with the Ministry of Health. “This offer for assistance was made weeks ago, during the phone conversation between the Presidents of our two countries. They have very warm and close relations, and I am glad that we have the result already,” Tatyana Cvetkovic, Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Serbia in our country, said. “Tomorrow, another aircraft with humanitarian assistance will arrive to Armenia. I believe this assistance will be useful for Armenia.”


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