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Turkey hands over medical supplies to Bangladesh

| Updated: October 28, 2020 16:25:36


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Flags of Bangladesh and Turkey are seen cross-pinned in this photo symbolising friendship between the two nations Flags of Bangladesh and Turkey are seen cross-pinned in this photo symbolising friendship between the two nations

Turkey on Wednesday handed over a good number of medical equipment to Bangladesh's foreign ministry in an effort to help the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

The assistance came following the Bangladesh foreign minister's visit to Turkey last month.

During the visit, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan instructed his country's health ministry to provide the medical equipment to Bangladesh as a gesture of friendship and goodwill, according to a statement of the Turkish embassy in Dhaka.    

Turkey's ambassador to Dhaka Mustafa Osman Turan handed over the medical supplies to foreign minister AK Abdul Momen this morning.

A Turkish cargo airliner brought the medical items on October 16 and the embassy formally handed over the items to Bangladesh at the state guest house Padma in Dhaka.

The items are -- 20 ventilator monitors and units, 20 ventilator stand units, 20 ventilator accessory sets, 10,000 pieces of N95 mask, 10,000 piece gowns, 10,000 set coveralls, 2,000 face shields, 5,000 protective glasses.

The foreign minister said that the Turkish president in a special gesture sent these health safety items as gifts to Bangladesh.

Erdoğan in the meeting also emphasised that the trade between Bangladesh and Turkey should surpass $2.0 billion, Momen added.

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