President Maia Sandu announced on Thursday, February 11, that in the coming days Moldova will receive from Romania humanitarian aid worth over 2 million euros.
According to Sandu, the humanitarian aid contains 100,000 overalls, 100,000 FFP-3 masks, 5 million surgical masks and 100,000 gloves.
“I was glad to know that Romania will send, so soon, a new humanitarian aid for Moldova. As a result of the discussions I had with the President of Romania Klaus Iohannis, with the Prime Minister of Romania Florin Cîțu and with EU high officials, it was possible to reactivate, as an exception for our country, the European Civil Protection Mechanism, through which EU countries can help us with donations. Thus, Moldova will receive in the coming days from Romania a free humanitarian aid worth over 2 million euros, consisting of 100,000 overalls, 100,000 FFP-3 masks, 5 million surgical masks, 100,000 of gloves. We thank the Romanian Government for its support, Romania being the first EU country to react immediately to our request for help in the fight against the pandemic”, said the president.
In May 2020, Romania provided Moldova with humanitarian assistance worth 3.5 million euros, containing medical materials and equipment to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
On December 29, 2020, during the official visit to Chișinău, Romanian President Klaus Iohannis announced that Bucharest will send to Chișinău a batch of 200 thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine and a team of Romanian experts who will help prepare vaccination strategy. At the same time, Iohannis announced then that Romania will provide medicines, medical, and protective equipment for the care of COVID-19 patients.