His Excellency Carlos Murilos Troncoso, Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, paid tribute to the great efforts made by Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation to find alternative outlets to provide aids due to the difficulty of their arrival to Haiti Airport, which reveals the Foundation's professionalism in the field of providing alternative solutions to ensure arrival of aids to the Haitian people.
This came during Troncoso's meeting yesterday evening in his office with Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation delegation existing in the Dominican Republic.
During the meeting, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation-Dominican Government cooperation ties were discussed in order to coordinate the necessary mechanisms to deliver relief aids to Haiti within the Foundation's keenness to carry out the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and bless him, to provide relief services to meet the requirements of the Haitian scene facing huge humanitarian challenges as a result of the damages caused by the earthquake.
His Excellency extended thanks to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and bless him, for his distinct and speedy humanitarian stance to supply aids to the Dominican hospitals near Haiti.
Dr. Himhetro Salazar, Minister of Health in the Dominican Republic, had earlier confirmed that Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation was the only authority to provide medical aids for hospitals and health centers near Haiti, which encountered a shortage of tools and pressure as a result of receiving large numbers of Haitian casualties amounting to about 15,000 persons since the earthquake occurrence. He stressed the need of these hospitals for additional medical supplies in light of the big numbers of cases received which exceed their capacity.
The Foundation's delegation delivered, in the presence of Dr. Himhetro Salazar, the Dominican Minister of Health, medical aids to the Haitian people including medicines and medical supplies for hospitals and health centers close to the western borders of the Republic of Haiti.
The delegation received 77 tons of humanitarian to be distributed via cooperation between the Dominican Government and the embassy of Haiti and in Santo Domingo, and the orphanage in Haiti and some humanitarian agencies as a first stage.
These aids will be sent to the Dominican borders to help the displaced people of Haiti and by land to the distressed Republic of Haiti, in order to enhance the international relief efforts for the benefit of the affected and deliver these aids to them, especially if it is difficult for the airport of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, to receive these aids which started flowing from all over the world for the relief of the distressed.
KBZF equipped convoys of trucks laden with nearly 500 tons of humanitarian aids to Haiti, to be distributed urgently on a number of the affected areas to support the distressed groups, whose suffering was aggravated by the tragedy, and to execute the second phase of the relief program ordered by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, "may God save and bless him" to meet the urgent and necessary needs of the targeted people, in coordination with the Dominican government through direct purchase of emergency relief items and necessary supplies from the local market in the Dominican Republic.
During his recent visit to the State, His Excellency Carlos Murilos Troncoso, Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic, had discussed with officials mechanisms of delivering aids and relief items ordered to be dispatched by His Highness head of the State to the earthquake victims in Haiti... He affirmed his country's readiness to receive any aids from friendly countries and to deliver them to the affected in the neighboring Haiti, especially if it is difficult for the airport of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, to receive these aids which started flowing from all over the world for the relief of the distressed.
Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation seeks to carry out the directives of His Highness Head of State, which confirms the attention paid by our wise leadership to the human issues of peoples and response to the call of human duty in order to alleviate suffering of the affected people.