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UAE sends plane carrying food supplies to support Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria

Thu 30/6/2022

The UAE today sent a plane carrying 52 metric tons of food supplies to support Ukrainian refugees in the Republic of Bulgaria as part of the continuous relief provided by the UAE to alleviate the humanitarian impact faced by Ukrainian refugees in countries neighboring Ukraine. The number of refugees in Bulgaria is estimated at more than 90,000.

The dispatch of this plane comes in response to the talks that took place between Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Her Excellency Teodora Genchovska, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria, who underscored the strength of bilateral relations and the UAE's efforts to provide relief to Ukrainian refugees.

His Excellency Sultan Al Kaitoob, UAE Ambassador to Bulgaria, affirmed the country’s keenness to “actively participate in humanitarian relief efforts in light of the  leadership’s directives to provide support and assistance to Ukrainian refugees in neighboring countries,” and in line with the approach of the UAE Government and people to stand by other countries and peoples during crises.

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