2020.04.28 09:13

Lithuania sends locally-made medical supplies to Spain

BNS 2020.04.28 09:13

Lithuania sent locally produced, as well as donated, medical supplies to Spain, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

The Spain-bound humanitarian cargo consists of personal protective equipment (PPE) purchased from Lithuania's plastic product manufacturer Terekas for around 40,000 euros, and Lithuanian-made hand sanitiser that the company donated to Spain, the foreign ministry said.

“We are following Spain's efforts to fight the pandemic,” Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius was quoted in the press release. “We need to help each other as much as we can and overcome the virus together.”

“Solidarity in the fight for lives must be expressed not only in words,” he added.

In his letter, the minister thanked Spain for remaining a strong partner and ally of Lithuania, saying the country appreciated Spain's contribution to ensuring security in the region.

This month, Spain, together with Britain, is taking over NATO's Baltic air-policing mission in Šiauliai for the seventh time.

The humanitarian cargo was transported by Spanish military aircraft.

In early April, the Lithuanian government decided to give 100,000-euro-worth of medical supplies to Italy and Spain. The latter is one of the hardest hit countries by the Covid-19 pandemic, with over 23,500 confirmed deaths.