QT-Online / Sunday, May 31, 2020 / Categories: Top News UN chief thanks Amir for Qatar’s help amid COVID-19 Tribune News Network Doha His Highness The Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has received a message from United Nations Secretary-General, expressing his "deep appreciation" for Qatar's support to the UN amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Secretary-General António Guterres thanked Qatar for responding the United Nations’ global request for airlift support in Kabul and expressed his gratitude to HH The Amir for facilitating the redeployment of some UN staff in Yemen. In his message, Guterres said the United Nations humanitarian flights enabled the access and deployment of emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, as well as the replacing of United Nations personnel. "The State of Qatar has provided basic and timely support for the transportation of the staff of the United Nations Mission in Support of the Hodeidah Agreement, as part of the interim procedure for our operations in Yemen," the UN secretary-general said. Praising the support provided by Qatar, Guterres said, "The ideal support that Qatar has provided to the United Nations shows the responsibility and solidarity that are most needed to meet the challenges of COVID-19." The UN chief also expressed his support to the efforts of HH The Amir in combating the epidemic. The UN, he said, was was looking forward to working with HH The Amit to provide assistance to the countries that need it. Previous Article New PPP law to increase private sector contribution to mega projects: QC Chairman Next Article Trump briefly taken to underground bunker as protests outside White House turned violent Print 1797 Rate this article: 4.0 Please login or register to post comments.