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Humanitarian aid worth 1m dollars offered to Congo to fight Ebola

CIDCA| Updated: 2018-06-04

A handover ceremony of US$1 million emergency humanitarian aid from the Government of the People's Republic of China to help fight Ebola was held at the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on May 29.

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A handover ceremony of US$1 million emergency humanitarian aid from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to help Congo fight Ebola is held on May 29. [Photo/CIDCA]

Chinese Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Wang Tongqing, Léonard She Okitundu Lundula, the country's vice prime minister, and its minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, attended and addressed the ceremony.

Wang said that the Chinese government was providing cash humanitarian aid of $1 million to support the fight against Ebola, hoping that the epidemic as soon as possible.

The Chinese government has spared no efforts in providing not only assistance in infrastructure, agriculture, education and cultural projects but also medical supplies to help fight against malaria, yellow fever, Ebola, cholera and other epidemics for the Congo, Wang said, adding that the aid shows the deep friendship between the two countries.

Oly Ilunga Kalenga, minister of Public Health of the DRC, said that the cash assistance will be of immediate assistance in the fight against the epidemic. He added that China's pragmatic and efficient aid is proof of the true friendship between the two sides.

Okitundu extended gratitude for China’s support to the Congo in many areas such as people's livelihoods and health care. He said he firmly believes that with the strong support of the ambassador, cooperation between China and DRC will be deepened and their friendship will be strengthened.


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