Cuba thanks Chinese gov’t, companies for donations against Covid-19

Embajador Carlos Miguel Pereira

Beijing, Mar 20 (Prensa Latina) Cuba expressed its gratitude on Friday for the donations being prepared by the Chinese Government, and the willingness of several national companies to take that step in support of the Caribbean island’s efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cuban Ambassador Carlos Miguel Pereira pointed out on social media that the Chinese Government’s contribution is ready and will reach Cuba soon.

He also thanked several Chinese companies with historic ties with Cuba for their will to contribute, and assured that those gestures will undoubtedly strengthen his country’s prevention and control mechanisms against the disease, which has become a world pandemic.

This week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry announced the country’s assistance to Cuba and other countries, including Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Serbia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Egypt, South Africa, Ethiopia, Chile, Iraq and Kazkhztan.

Beijing has already sent inputs, medical equipment and experts to Pakistan, Laos, Thailand, Iran, South Korea and Japan, among other nations, in addition to donating 20 million dollars to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Cuba expressed its solidarity with China through messages from the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party, Raul Castro, and President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

In statements to Prensa Latina, the Cuban Medical Brigade in China stressed its commitment to continue to work, and expand and deepen exchanges with China.

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