The Government of Bangladesh donates commodities, medicines and protective equipment towards the COVID-19 relief effort

22 April 2020

The Government of Bangladesh has donated commodities, medicines, and protective equipment among others, to support the Government of Maldives in its efforts to combat against the rapid spread of COVID-19.

At a ceremony held at the Maldives Port, to handover the donation Minister Shahid expressed his appreciation and thanked Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, the Government and the Navy of Bangladesh for its timely and generous support during this challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Shahid assured that there will be no discrimination between Maldivians and Bangladeshi nationals, or any other foreign national, in our efforts to provide maximum protection from the virus, and the appropriate healthcare when needed.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Defence, H.E Mariya Ahmed Didi and Chief of Defence Force, Major General Abdulla Shamaal thanked the Bangladesh Armed Forces, Navy and the Government for their cooperation and generous assistance extended in addressing the challenges posed by COVID-19, on multiple fronts. In addition to the grant aid donated today, their assistance in the repatriation of Maldivians from Nepal and Bangladesh, and the deployment of Bangladesh Armed Forces medical team were noted.

High Commissioner Designate of Bangladesh, His Excellency Rear Admiral Mohammad Nazmul Hassan in his remarks thanked Maldives Government for ensuring the welfare of Bangladesh citizens in Maldives and reiterated the support of the Government of Bangladesh in all efforts of the Government of Maldives to fight against COVID-19.