Jakarta, 16 September 2021 (TDI): ASEAN under the stewardship of its Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi has aided Mayanmar with $1.1 Million worth of medical supplies in partnership with Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, and Temasek Foundation International. Myanmar has been striving through strained economic and health conditions arising due to political disorder and the worsening of pandemic amid the fourth wave.
The official Twitter account of ASEAN tweeted about this on its Twitter handle:
#ASEAN handed over USD 1.1M worth of medical supplies and equipment to @MyanmarRedCross for immediate #COVID19 response. The first batch is supported by Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Singapore-based Temasek Foundation International. https://t.co/Xr9unl0OyN pic.twitter.com/q42A24y6D3
— ASEAN (@ASEAN) September 15, 2021
The aid was handed over to the Mayanmar Redcross Society to immediately support the citizens in a virtual ceremony. The first batch of humanitarian support by ASEAN was a result of the commitment done by ASEAN authorities in the August session earlier this year.
Earlier this month China also sent its COVAX ventured China aid and Sinopharm vaccines to Mayanmar. Secretary-general Dato remarked by saying that ASEAN believes in a cooperative response towards these crisis situations in its partner states. The solidarity against any crisis in a partner state is the true spirit of the ASEAN forum. He also thanked the other states coordinating for the preparations of this aid to Myanmar.