2020.05.20 16:03

Lithuania sends US medical workers protective equipment

BNS2020.05.20 16:03

The Lithuanian government on Wednesday allocated 100,000 euros to purchase protective personal equipment for medical workers in the state of Pennsylvania, US.

"As the pandemic continues, we show solidarity [...] by providing support to US medical staff and other key workers involved in life-saving operations," Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said in a press release.

The money will be used to buy Lithuanian-made protective equipment.

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"We reaffirm the need to strengthen the transatlantic ties, which are indispensable in ensuring the security of Lithuania and of the entire region," he added.

Lithuania and Pennsylvania "have enjoyed long-standing and very close relations", the government said in the press release.

"The 27 year-long cooperation between the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the Pennsylvania National Guard (PANG) is a perfect example of our durable partnership with the United States," it said.

According to the government, Lithuania has already provided humanitarian aid to Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia, as well as to China via the International Committee of the Red Cross.

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