ISLAMABAD, Dec 29: Pakistan, on Tuesday, sent 196 medical professionals to the State of Kuwait under the agreement signed between the two countries in July this year.
This new batch of medical professionals, which included 41 doctors, 131 nurses and 24 technicians, came under the agreement between Pakistan and the State of Kuwait to combat COVID-19.
Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Pakistan Nassar Al-Mutairi thanked the Pakistan government for providing medical assistance to his country and said Kuwait-Pakistan ties were rock-solid and unbreakable.
In a statement to KUNA, he said that Kuwait would continue to work with the Pakistani government and people to enhance cooperation to combat the coronavirus pandemic and to promote cooperation and development in all sectors.
“Thank you to all of the healthcare workers who selflessly provide their services. You are true heroes and should be recognized as such. Blessings to the medical team. This step will help bring two brotherly countries closer,” stated the ambassador.
At a pre-departure briefing of the second team of Pakistani medical professionals to Kuwait, the ambassador said that Pakistani workforce in Kuwait would help foster the bilateral ties.
The collaboration signifies strengthening bilateral relations between Kuwait and Pakistan, he added.
Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari, in a statement to KUNA, said this was an occasion of extreme gratification that Pakistani medical workforce group was leaving for the State of Kuwait to help handle the coronavirus pandemic.
These medical professionals are ambassadors of Pakistan, indicated Bukhari who called on the group to uphold the highest values and standards of professionalism during their stay in Kuwait.
The official revealed that he would like to express gratitude to the Kuwaiti leadership for giving Pakistani healthcare professionals the opportunity to serve Kuwait. This will further cement our ties and provide an opportunity to enhance cooperation in health and other sectors.
Pakistan and Kuwait have signed a bilateral cooperation Memorandum of Understanding on recruitment of healthcare experts from Pakistan, which was signed on July 4, 2020 at the Ministry of Health of Kuwait.
Earlier in October, the first batch of 208 Pakistani healthcare professionals reached Kuwait to join hands in the fight against coronavirus. (KUNA)