Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Wednesday 5 May 2021 – The Government of the United Arab Emirates, UAE, has donated 54 pellets of assorted food items to Sierra Leone, as humanitarian assistance to the West-African state during the Holy month of Ramadan.
A special Etihad Cargo flight containing donated food items from the United Arab Emirates, UAE, landed at the Lungi International Airport in Port Loko district, North-West Sierra Leone.
The donation is part of humanitarian assistance from the Government of the UAE to Sierra Leone, during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Reacting to the gesture, Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the UAE, Rashid Sesay, thanked the UAE leadership for the goodwill and their continuous support to his country noting that that was a testament to the tremendous progress made over the years to strengthen the friendly relationship between Sierra Leone and the UAE.
The donated items; which included rice, cooking vegetable oil, flour among others; departed Abu Dhabi, capital of the UAE, on Tuesday 4th May via a special Etihad Cargo flight and arrived at Lungi International Airport on Wednesday 5th May. It is worth noting that the UAE has been a supportive partner to the Government and people of Sierra Leone, especially in the areas of education, healthcare delivery and agriculture.
Resident Minister North-West, Haja Isata Abdulai, who received the items on behalf of the Government, said the gift was a laudable one demonstrative of Sierra Leone’s strong bilateral relationship with the UAE. She added that the items were also a product of President Bio’s travellings around the world to build strategic relationships.
“We want to extend our thanks and appreciation to the government and people of UAE for such a wonderful donation and may God continue to bless our relationship with the UAE. I also want to say thanks to Ambassador Sesay for his incredible work in the UAE,” she ended.