On Wednesday (April 8, 2020) Turkey delivered medical supplies to five Balkan countries to help fight the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Surgical masks, personal protection equipment (PPE) and COVID-19 test kits prepared by Turkey’s Health Ministry have been delivered to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo at the instructions of Turkish President Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
A Turkish military cargo aircraft an Airbus A-400M departed from the capital Ankara early Wednesday to carry aid to the Balkan countries to help them fight the outbreak.Turkey previously sent medical aid to Italy and Spain, the countries in Europe worst hit by the virus.
NATO HQ Sarajevo Chief J5, LTC Hikmet Unal was a part of the delegation that welcomed the Republic of Turkey A-400M cargo plane which delivered assistance to Bosnia and Herzegovina today. The aircraft was welcomed by HE Ambassador of Turkey to BiH Haldun Koç and Bosnia and Herzegovina Minister of Security Fahrudin Radončić. Although being stricken with COVID-19 itself, Turkey, a NATO member, has demonstrated solidarity and its humanitarian capacity to assist Bosnia and Herzegovina in fighting the pandemic.
Source: Flying Bosnian (Photos by Klix and Sarajevo Airport)