On October 9, U.S. Embassy Conakry through its Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and implementing partner International Organization for Migration participated in an official handover ceremony to commemorate the United States government’s donation of $90,000 in personal protective equipment (PPE) and tech equipment to the Ministry of Security.
As a part of our assistance to the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) provided personal protective equipment (PPE), including disposable protective suits, disposable waterproof aprons, disposable medical-grade rubber gloves, and N-95 and other disposable face masks. This support will protect security officials and civil protection agents who engage with the public in affected areas. INL also donated office items and technical equipment to various agencies within the “General Direction of Civil Protection” in Conakry and the interior.
During his remarks, United States Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis stated “While our partnership and cooperation in the fight against COVID-19 has been resolute, our close relationship did not begin with this pandemic. In fact, the United States has worked in partnership with Guinea since the 1960s. The truth is we have consistently shown our commitment to the Guinean people particularly in the area of health.”
Minister of Security Damatang Albert Camara, also in attendance, received the donation on behalf of the Guinean government.
With this PPE donation, the Ministry of Security and the General Direction of Civil Protection will be even more prepared and equipped to support security officials and civil protection agents who engage with the public in affected areas.
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