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310 000 FFP2 masks, 730 000 surgical masks and 730 000 pairs of protective gloves arrived today in Belgrade and were delivered to a warehouse of the Ministry of Interior. The protective gear is part of a donation from the European Union to Serbia through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism which operates a special facility for emergency situation called rescEU. The delivery has a worth of 857,000 EUR.

The goods arrived from stockpiles located in Belgium and Romania.Serbia is the biggest beneficiary of the rescEU in Europe during the COVID 19 crisis, having received personal protective equipment of a value more than 6.8 million Euros.

EU assistance during COVID-19 has taken many forms: funding recruitment of Serbian medical staff, transporting hundreds of tons of medical supplies, donating millions of personal protective items, bringing back Serbian stranded citizens from every corner of the world, purchasing ambulances and decontamination vehicles. All these are donations.

310 000 FFP2 masks, 730 000 surgical masks and 730 000 pairs of protective gloves arrived today in Belgrade and were delivered to a warehouse of the Ministry of Interior. The protective gear is part of a donation from the European Union to Serbia through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism which operates a special facility for emergency situation called rescEU. The delivery has a worth of 857,000 EUR.

The goods arrived from stockpiles located in Belgium and Romania.Serbia is the biggest beneficiary of the rescEU in Europe during the COVID 19 crisis, having received personal protective equipment of a value more than 6.8 million Euros.

EU assistance during COVID-19 has taken many forms: funding recruitment of Serbian medical staff, transporting hundreds of tons of medical supplies, donating millions of personal protective items, bringing back Serbian stranded citizens from every corner of the world, purchasing ambulances and decontamination vehicles. All these are donations.

Belgian Ambassador Koen Adam was also present at the handover and expressed his satisfaction with the arrival of the EU-funded delivery of protective equipment through the RescEU mechanism. The delivery from Belgium consists of 730 000 surgical masks and 730 000 protective gloves and is escorted by a team of the Belgian civil protection and the Ministry of Health.

Ambassador Adam stated: „The EU is all about solidarity and mutual support, not just among the member states but also and in particular with the countries that are candidate countries for EU membership. Today’ s donation is another great opportunity to make this solidarity tangible.“

The Ambassador of Romania, Silvia Davidoiu stated:

„The present shipment of protective equipment coming from the strategic RescEU distribution centers from Romania and Belgium is another proof of European Union solidarity with Serbian people and authorities. We are committed to continue ensuring effective delivery of essential medical equipment to Serbian people. We would like to emphasize on this occasion that Romania and Serbia have a good and substantial cooperation in the field of rescue operations and intervention in cases of natural disasters and this is going to continue in the form of further projects.”

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