Second UAE aid ship arrives at Latakia Port


In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a second UAE aid ship, carrying over 2,000 tonnes, arrived at the Port of Latakia as part of the UAE’s post-quake recovery plan in Syria, Operation Gallant Knight 2.

The Ministry of Defence’s Joint Operations Command announced the largest aid ship of its kind, which ran by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), carried more than 2,215 tonnes including 1,040 tonnes of food supplies, 600 tonnes of relief and medical assistance and 573 tonnes of building materials.

The assistance will be delivered to the beneficiaries in coordination with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.

Amer Ismail Hilal, Governor of Latakia, lauded the tireless efforts being made by the UAE to relieve the quake-affected people in Syria and its solidarity with the Syrian people since the early phases of the disaster.

The UAE launched the Operation Gallant Knight 2 to provide assistance for the peoples of Syria and Turkey following the devastating quakes that struck the two countries in February.

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