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Chinese medical supplies arrive in Angola to help fight COVID-19

CIDCA| Updated: 2020-04-25

The first shipment of Chinese medical supplies to Angola arrived in Luanda, capital of Angola, on a flight chartered by Ethiopian Airlines on April 24.

The medical supplies included N95 masks, medical masks, medical protective gowns, gloves, shoe covers, goggles and infrared thermometers.

Chinese Ambassador to Angola Gong Tao, Angola’s State Secretary for International Cooperation and the Angolan Community of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Domingos Vieira Lopes and Secretary of State for Public Health Franco Mufinda attended the handover ceremony of the Chinese medical assistance.

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Chinese medical supplies arrive in Angola on April 24. [Photo/CCTV]

Gong said that China and Angola have stood together with each other through thick and thin since the outbreak of the virus. At this critical moment in Angola’s fight against the virus, China overcame difficulties to provide Angola with assistance as its ability allows. The second shipment of Chinese medical supplies is underway. With the two countries’ joint efforts, it is believed that Angola will defeat the virus at an early date.

On behalf of the government of Angola, Lopes said that Angola hopes to continue to enhance coordination with China, elevate the two countries’ anti-pandemic cooperation and prevail over the virus with a joint response while deepening their friendship and bilateral relations.

  


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