The UAE has sent a plane carrying 52 tonnes of food supplies to support Ukrainian refugees in Bulgaria.
It's part of the relief efforts by the UAE to alleviate the humanitarian impact faced by refugees in neighbouring countries. The number in Bulgaria is estimated at more than 90,000.
It follows talks that took place between Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Teodora Genchovska, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Sultan Al Kaitoob, UAE Ambassador to Bulgaria, confirmed the country’s keenness to "actively participate in humanitarian relief efforts in light of the leadership’s directives to provide support and assistance to Ukrainian refugees in neighbouring countries," and in line with the approach of the UAE Government and people to stand by other countries and peoples during crises.