China Will Provide An Additional $30 Million To WHO To Fight The Pandemic
Earlier, Beijing created a special fund of more than $283 million to promote cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, providing support to more than 150 countries.
The Chinese authorities will additionally provide the World Health Organization (WHO) with $30 million to fight the new coronavirus pandemic, according to the Chinese Ambassador to the EU, Zhang Ming.
"China will grant all possible support to countries in need to counter the coronavirus," he said during an international online conference organized by the European Union to raise funds to fight the pandemic. Our country will constantly contribute to the activities of who, which we have provided $20 million for this purpose. Recently, we decided to provide additional financial assistance for $30 million."
The Ambassador recalled that earlier, Beijing created a special fund of 2 billion yuan (more than $283 million at the current exchange rate) to develop cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, providing support to more than 150 countries and international structures. According to him, charitable and commercial organizations in China provided material support to other countries in the amount of 2.5 billion yuan (about $354 million).
Zhang Ming added that the Chinese authorities also allocated 1 billion yuan (more than $141 million) for research activities. According to the diplomat, over the past two months, China has exported more than 240 million medical masks, 120 million protective suits, and 44 thousand devices for artificial lung ventilation.
"China is ready to join forces with the world community to support developing countries, and we will strengthen multilateral cooperation in this direction," Zhang Ming concluded.