280 Saudi Doctors Join Frontline Battle against Coronavirus in France
About 280 Saudi doctors are helping to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in hospitals across France as they take part in a French medical fellowship program.
French Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Francois Gouyette told Asharq Al-Awsat that the fellowship program reflects the strong relations binding France and Saudi Arabia in all fields, and it is also a striking symbol of the relationship rooted in friendship and solidarity shared between the two peoples.
Gouyette thanked Saudi doctors for their dedication and the spirit of duty that they have shown in this critical phase.
Saudi cultural attaché to France and Switzerland, Abdullah Al-Thunayyan, said: “The work of Saudi doctors in French hospitals, and on the frontlines against the dangerous pandemic, highlights the value of volunteering among the Saudis.”
Al-Thunayyan confirmed that 280 Saudi doctors, who specialize in 35 different medical areas, are spread across major French cities.
“They are fully prepared for dedicated and effective work to face crises, such as the virus outbreak, and addressing it anywhere for humanity,” he added.
“I commend the determination and solidarity of the Saudi doctors with their French mentors and colleagues in this exceptional unprecedented situation,” Guillaume Huart, the regional counselor for Health at the Embassy of France, told Asharq Al-Awsat.