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The Government of China through its Ambassador to Liberia Ren Yisheng has donated and handed over the fourth batch of anti-epidemic materials to the Government and people of Liberia.

The handover ceremony which was held on Tuesday, 4 May at the Jamaica Resort was graced by Foreign Minister Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., Mr. Nathaniel McGill, Minister of State and Dr. Wilhelmina S. Jallah, Minister of Health, among others.

Presenting the medical equipment and supplies, Ambassador Ren said this batch of medical supplies include 180 ventilators, 50 oxygen concentrators together with 1800 full face masks and 500 tubing parts.

Others include 17,600 medical protective face masks and 100 infrared thermometers, hoping that these medical supplies, which have followed the most stringent Chinese manufacturing standard, will be distributed to all public hospitals and private medical institutions across the country.

Ambassador Ren stated that COVID-19 is raging all over the world and posing serious threats to the health, safety and well-being of hundreds of millions of people, adding that China and Liberia are good brothers, good friends and good partners and have always helped and supported each other.

The Chinese Envoy further mentioned that the Chinese government and people highly appreciate the support rendered by President George Manneh Weah, the government and people of Liberia to President Xi Jinping, during the most difficult time such as tests, treatment and vaccination rendered by the health authorities of Liberia to the Chinese nationals working and living in Liberia.

“China is the first to offer assistance to Liberia and her people in your fight against the COVID-19 pandemic as … we did during the fight against Ebola in 2014,” he said.

“We are also, through international humanitarian organizations and institutions such as UNICEF AND WFP, delivering food and nutrition programs in Liberia. As President Xi has announced, China is determined to make Chinese-made COVID vaccines a global public product and we are ready to carry out cooperation with Liberia in this regard,” the Chinese Ambassador continued.

He said in recent years, under the guidance of President Xi and President Weah the two countries’ friendly cooperative relations have been deepened and strengthened, adding that the cooperation is based on the principle of equality, consultation, mutual respect and win-win, in line with the Belt and road Initiative (B&R) as advocated by President Xi and the Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PADP) as advocated by President Weah, and serves the broad interest of the two countries and peoples.

In a very brief response, President George Manneh Weah expressed thanks and appreciation to his counterpart President Xi, the Government and People of China, for this worthy gift and kind gesture from China and assured Ambassador Ren that under his leadership the donated items will be used for the intended purpose.

“We want to say thank you, we wish that Liberia and China bilateral relations will move from strength to strength, we ahead to the one China Policy we are partner, we will work with you for both countries to succeed, on behalf of the people of Liberia we want to say thank you and please convey our message to our brothers and sisters in the People’s Republic of China ‘Chi-chu,” President Weah said.–Press release

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