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UAE sends aid to people affected by floods in Chad

Sun 23 Oct 2022    
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Abu Dhabi: The UAE sent a plane carrying 30.6 tonnes of food to areas affected by recent floods in the Republic of Chad, including the capital, N’Djamena, to meet the needs of more than 442,000 people, especially the elderly, women, and children.

Rashid Saeed Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Chad, said, “These food items come as part of the UAE leadership’s keenness to strengthen bilateral relations with African countries, especially Chad, which has strong historical relations with the UAE.” UAE food aid Chad UAE food aid Chad

Al Shamsi pointed out that the food items reflect the UAE’s solidarity with Chad and efforts to assist the people of Chad. He noted that sending these food items is part of the UAE’s humanitarian approach to provide urgent relief to other countries during times of crisis and natural disasters.

He explained that the total value of UAE aid to the Republic of Chad from 2017 to 2021 amounted to AED100 million (US$27 million) in all fields. This aid, he stated, has in turn supported various humanitarian and development causes.

About Bilateral Relationship Chad UAE

The United Arab Emirates and the Republic of Chad are linked by distinguished bilateral relations at all levels.
The bilateral Chadian-Emirati relations witnessed a great development and a quantum leap represented in several visits by His Excellency President Idriss Deby Itno to the United Arab Emirates, and his meetings with His Highness Sheikh / Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, in addition to the presence of His Excellency in many conferences held in the United Arab Emirates.
This distinguished historical relationship resulted in the opening of the United Arab Emirates embassy in N’Djamena in the last quarter of 2017, as well as the opening of the Republic of Chad embassy in Abu Dhabi, during 2018.
This strong diplomatic representation will be a strong strengthening of bilateral relations and an extension of bridges of cooperation.

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