Union Minister Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has revealed that India will be commercially importing liquid medical oxygen from Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The senior cabinet minister also expressed gratitude over phone calls to counterparts from the aforementioned countries and also those from Bahrain and Kuwait for assisting India during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Had close consultations during the last week with my counterparts from Saudi Arabia, UAE & Qatar on ways to increase import of LMO into India. Deeply appreciate the initial gesture of goodwill with complimentary LMO supplies particularly from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain & Saudi Arabia,” the minister said on Twitter.
The union minister added, “My deep appreciation to HRH Abdulaziz, HE Dr Sultan Jaber, HE Sherida al-Kaabi for their extended support & special gesture of solidarity with India through the offer of ISO Containers for the next 6 months. Assurance of steady commercial supply of LMO to India is also welcomed.”
India has been receiving cryogenic tankers and oxygen along with other medical-related equipment from the concerned middle-eastern countries. Pradhan mentioned that this valuable support reflects the close friendship and warmth that Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares with leaders of the gulf countries.
Moreover, the Indian ambassadors in these nations are also regularly coordinating to procure commercial supplies of oxygen as public sector corporations such as Indian Oil and GAIL will be rolling out logistical support for the same.
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