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UAE sends medical and food aid to Syria

The United Arab Emirates is calling on other countries in the region and around the world to repair ties and cooperate with the Syrian government amid the ongoing civil war.
Displaced Syrians wait in a queue as an NGO delivers bread as they wait to receive humanitarian aid in a stadium that has been turned into a makeshift refugee shelter on Feb. 19, 2020, in Idlib, Syria.

The United Arab Emirates sent humanitarian aid to Syria on Thursday. It is the latest example of the UAE seeking to strengthen ties with Syria, which has strained relations with many Arab states due to the ongoing Syrian civil war.

An Emirati medical and food assistance aircraft landed in Damascus early Thursday morning. The medical aid included equipment to help combat COVID-19, the Syrian state media outlet SANA reported.

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