Nagbigay pa ng P250 milyong humanitarian assistance ang South Korea upang patuloy na malabanan ang coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
Sa panayam, sinabi ni Korean Ambassador Han Dong-Man na ang humanitarian aid ay mga Covid-19 testing kits, high-quality masks, bogas, 1,000 face shields, diagnostic kits, personal protective equipment (PPE), at protective face masks para sa Filipino veterans ng Korean War.
“The Philippines is Korea’s long-standing ally. Over the past 70 years since the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950, Koreans have never forgotten the 7,420 Filipino soldiers who were dispatched as the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea as part of the UN Forces to fight for the freedom of Korea during the Korean War,” lahad ni Han.
Sa pamamagitan ng Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) ng Korea EXIM Bank, maglalaan din aniya ang gobyerno ng budget support sa Pilipinas na hanggang USD50 million.
“The current global pandemic Covid-19 cannot prevent such efforts of the Korean government and its people to express deep appreciation to the Filipino people.”