An Emirati medical and meals help plane landed in Damascus early Thursday morning. The medical help included tools to assist fight COVID-19, the Syrian state media outlet SANA reported.
Syria’s relations with different Arab states have been severely broken by the Syrian civil struggle, however the UAE is main efforts to fix ties with the Syrian authorities of President Bashar al-Assad. Syria was suspended from the Arab League in 2011 at the beginning of the rebellion in opposition to Assad following the federal government’s violent crackdown on protests. A number of Arab states, together with the UAE, initially supported Syrian insurgent teams within the struggle.
Abu Dhabi has since shifted its stance to one among rapprochement with Damascus. Final month, UAE Overseas Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan known as for worldwide cooperation with Assad and mentioned US sanctions on Syria “make the matter troublesome.” The UAE in addition to its ally Egypt are additionally now calling for Syria to be readmitted into the Arab League.
Syria is in want of help as a result of ongoing struggle, a foul financial system and harsh US sanctions. The United Nations believes the coronavirus is way extra widespread within the nation than the federal government is letting on. Tens of millions of Syrians additionally lack entry to adequate meals, in keeping with the UN.