TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Headed by Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, an Iranian delegation of high-tech companies is going to provide Kenya with a COVID-19 aid package.
Iran’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) has prepared the package with the support of Iran National Innovation Fund (INIF), a senior official said on Tuesday.
The move is aimed at strengthening mutual interactions in the fields of technology and innovation between Iran and Kenya.
The ODA package includes items such as ventilators, COVID-19 diagnostic kits, pulse oximeters, infrared thermometers, and facemasks.
“The global economy has undergone numerous extensive changes since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic,” the deputy director of the INIF for international affairs Sohrab Assa, said
Pointing to an unprecedented downturn in many industries and jobs over the problems caused by the pandemic, Assa said, “The INIF tried to supply the products needed in Iran by empowering TBFs and producers of anti-coronavirus products.”
“Today, the young generation of Iran has reached a good position in the field of production of many high-tech products. These valuable achievements can be made available to Iran’s friendly countries for humanitarian purposes,” the INIF manager said, adding, “During the visit of the high-ranking Iranian delegation to Kenya, the package of Iranian ODA will be presented to the Kenyan Health Ministry officials in Nairobi.”