As a goodwill gesture, Pakistan has donated a planeload of surgical masks and protective suits to the United States. A C-130 aircraft carrying the donation of personal protective equipment was donated by the armed forces. It arrived in Andrews Air Base in Washington DC.
The Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, David Halloway received the donation.
At the airport, Pakistan’s envoy to the US, Asad Majeed Khan, and other staff of the embassy was present.
In a tweet the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo appreciated the goodwill gesture of Pakistan.
Secretary Pompeo tweeted, “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.”
He said that the delivery of PPEs symbolizes solidarity between the two countries in the war against the virus.
The appreciation by Pompeo was welcomed by the US Mission to Washington Asad Majeed Khan. He said that both Pakistan and the U.S have worked together to cope with challenges and find common grounds.