ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Republic of Korea has assured its cooperation to Pakistan and handed over a note verbale of Korean grant of US$ 800,000 to fight against COVID-19.
The note verbale was handed over by the South Korean Ambassador Kwak Sang Kyu to the Secretary Economic Affairs Division Noor Ahmed in Islamabad on Saturday.
The ambassador lauded Pakistan’s effort to contain the COVID-19 pandemic and steps taken to combat Locust swarms.
Kwak Sang Kyu said that the Korean grant in the shape of cash and equipment will be provided through the World Health Organization (WHO) to support mitigation measures against COVID-19 in Pakistan.
The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the Korean Companies (K- Water, KEN) also contributed in the grant.
The Secretary Economic Affairs Division informed about the steps being taken by the government to mitigate the adverse impact of the COVID-19.
The ambassador hoped that the grant assistance will be instrumental in effectively containing the spread of COVID-19 and providing a relief to the Pakistan health care sector.
Ambassador Kwak Sang Kyu reiterated that under the Bilateral Framework Arrangements, the Korean government will continue to support Pakistan in different sectors like Health, Information Technology, Energy (solar), and Communication (Roads).
The ambassador 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.
Noor Ahmed reiterated the resolve of the government of Pakistan to further solidify the economic cooperation between the two Countries.