Chinese government donates COVID-19 prevention items


Tan Jian, the Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia, on behalf of Prof. Peng Liyuan, wife of the Chinese President Xi Jinping, handed over COVID-19 prevention items including facial masks and infrared thermometers to the office of the First Lady of Ethiopia in a bid to help the host country’s effort to combat the pandemic.
Amb. Tan expressed appreciation of the solidarity and support to the Chinese people given by many African countries, particularly Ethiopia, at the most difficult time when China was hit the hardest by the COVID-19. He noted that as a token of friendship between the Chinese people and their African brothers and sisters, the Chinese government has decided to donate medical supplies to help mothers, children and young people through the Office of the First Lady.
Muluken Fenta, Director of Ethiopia’s First Lady Office, expressed thanks for the generous donation by the Chinese government. “As the first country to successfully control the spread of the pandemic, China sets an exemplary role of standing together with Africa to combat the COVID-19 virus and has made great contribution to the prevention and control of the pandemic in Ethiopia,” he said during the ceremony.