Venezuela receives second batch of medical aid from China

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-14 16:04:47|Editor: Li Xia
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The second shipment of medical aid from China arrived at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela, May 13, 2019. The 71 tonnes of aid mainly consists of medicines and medical supplies. The first batch of medical assistance from China, made up of 65 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies, arrived in Venezuela in March. (Xinhua/Marcos Salgado)

CARACAS, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The second shipment of medical aid from China arrived in Venezuela on Monday at the Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas.

The medical assistance represents the friendship of the Chinese people to the Venezuelan people, said Chinese Ambassador to Venezuela Li Baorong at the handover ceremony.

The 71 tonnes of aid mainly consists of medicines and medical supplies.

Li voiced the hope that this shipment of medical aid will help alleviate the impact of sanctions on the lives of the Venezuelan people.

China believes that the Venezuelan people are capable of achieving peace and stable development, Li said, adding that China will continue to play a constructive role in promoting peace and stability in Venezuela and provide support and assistance to the South American country within its capacity.

Venezuelan Health Minister Carlos Alvarado expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for providing medical assistance to the Venezuelan people at the ceremony.

The first batch of medical assistance from China, made up of 65 tonnes of medicines and medical supplies, arrived in Venezuela in March.

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