South Korea offers $800,000 grant to Pakistan to fight COVID

The grant was provided through WHO in the form of cash and equipment

The South Korean Government gave a grant of $800,000 to Pakistan for its fight against the novel coronavirus.

The grant will be provided in the form of both cash and equipment through the World Health Organization (WHO) to boost mitigation measures against COVID-19 in the country. Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Korean companies (K- Water, KEN) have also contributed shares in the grant.

Korean Envoy to Pakistan, Kwak Sang Kyu, met Noor Ahmed, the Secretary Economic Affairs Division, in his office here and extended his support in the fight against coronavirus. The Ambassador appreciated Pakistan’s effort at multiple fronts as the country faces not only the pandemic but also an unprecedented attack by desert the locusts.  

The Ambassador hoped that the grant assistance will be helpful in successfully controlling the spread of COVID-19 and offer relief to the Pakistani health care sector.

Kyu also reaffirmed that under the Bilateral Framework Arrangements, the Korean Government will continue to support Pakistan in various sectors like Health, Information Technology, Energy (solar), and Communication (Roads). He renewed the strong commitment of the Government of Korea towards further strengthening and expanding bilateral economic cooperation.

The Secretary thanked the Korean Government for the continued support to Pakistan, especially during difficult times. He reiterated the resolve of the government of Pakistan to further solidify the economic cooperation between the two countries.

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