Saudi Arabia is sending extra medical oxygen and tankers to India as part of a larger aid package for the country to combat the world’s biggest outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
Saudi Arabia supplied 80 tones of liquid oxygen to India, and three additional containers with 60 tones of oxygen are on their way, along with another 100 barrels to distribute them.
Oil Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan expressed his appreciation to Saudi Arabia aid through a tweet “Deeply appreciate HRH Prince Abdulaziz, Minister of Energy, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for offering to send 3 ISO Containers with 60 tons of LMO to Mumbai on June 6, 2021, and also to provide 100 ISO containers in the coming months to support #IndiaFightsCorona”.
Pradhan also reviewed the delivery of medical oxygen and containers with Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz, UAE Minister of Industry Sultan Al Jaber, and Qatar’s Energy Minister Saad Sherida al- Kaabi.
In this context, Pradhan tweeted that “The 3 containers and the additional containers that will come in the weeks ahead will remain with @IndianOilcl for 6 months as a goodwill gesture from the Saudi Government, and IOCL will source LMO from Linde Dammam on commercial terms for import into the country”.
He further stated that his discussion with HRH Prince Abdulaziz, as well as his unwavering support for India’s attempts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, had been fruitful and is indeed a representation of the profound friendship and familial ties between the two countries.
Author: own staff