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Created: 2020.05.20 / Updated: 2020.05.20 17:13

Lithuanian Protective Shields Reached Georgia

On May 14, a batch of protective equipment against COVID-19, worth about 20,000 euros, was delivered to Georgia. This is humanitarian aid, provided by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania to the EU Eastern Neighborhood countries in response to the requests of these countries for humanitarian aid.

At Tbilisi International Airport, Alexander Khvtisiashvili, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and Giedrius Puodžiūnas, Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania welcomed a shipment of 10,500 Lithuanian made protective shields for medical personnel fighting COVID-19. The equipment was delivered to the Emergency Situations Coordination and Urgent Assistance Center, under the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia.

While accepting the cargo, the representative of Georgia thanked the Government of the Republic of Lithuania for assistance in combating COVID-19. Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani also responded to the support: "Very grateful for our #Lithuanian partners for always standing by our side especially during this difficult times of combating #Covid19. Lithuania once again has reaffirmed its friendship with this gesture of goodwill," the minister wrote on his Twitter account.

 

The delivery of humanitarian aid in Tbilisi was widely covered by the local press:

https://bit.ly/3e1jNcL

https://bit.ly/3cMKcL7

https://bit.ly/2TmvzGF

https://1tv.ge/en/news/lithuania-sent-humanitarian-medical-aid-to-georgia/

https://www.agenda.ge/en/news/2020/1519

You can watch a video of the transfer of support at Tbilisi International Airport.