French aid for COVID-19 response handed over

2021-03-05 16:10:15

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ France, through the European Union, has provided aid worth EUR 54 thousand or MNT 184 million to Mongolia for its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The timely assistance is of great importance in not only the fight against COVID-19, but also efforts to deliver more oxygen to patients.

Today, on March 5, Minister of Health S.Enkhbold, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Mongolia Traian Laurentiu Hristea, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to Mongolia Philippe Merlin attended the hand-over ceremony of the aid from France and EU.

During the event, Minister S.Enkhbold voiced pleasure with the steady development of Mongolia-France relations and cooperation in health care, especially the expansion of the partnership between the National Trauma and Orthopedic Research Center of Mongolia and French medical and health organizations, as part of which, French medical professionals have trained Mongolian doctors in modern diagnostic and treatment approaches for over 20 years, upskilling them in France, and supply of much needed hospital equipment and renovation of intensive- and emergency-care units have been provided.

The Ministry of Health expresses its profound gratitude to EU and France and its people for the assistance, crucial to tackling challenges in the country at this difficult time of a global pandemic.