“China Is A True Friend Of Nepal” Hua Chunying

Updating China's disaster relief assistance to Nepal, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Regular Press Conference on May 6, 2015 said China is providing all kinds of support to Nepal. Excerpts

May 8, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 08 No. -20 April 24- 2015 (Baishakh 11, 2072)

After the massive earthquake hit Nepal, China immediately extended a helping hand by sending relief and medical teams in batches and offering emergency relief supplies to Nepal. Up to May 3, the three medical teams sent by China have altogether made 2,234 visits to patients during their rounds, treated and cured 969 people, trained 714 medical staff, and helped Nepal work out a technical plan on health and epidemic prevention.

The second batch of 360 tons of relief supplies sent by the Chinese government will be loaded this afternoon and is expected to reach Nepal in four days. The 100 tons of emergency supplies offered by the Chinese military arrived in Nepal on May 2 and 3. At the request of the Nepali side, the Chinese military sent three MI-17 helicopters to perform airlift and relief operations in Nepal this morning. The operation by the armed transportation police force of China in Nepal goes well, and about 30 kilometers of the China-Nepal highway have been unclogged up to this noon.

The Nepali leadership has repeatedly expressed gratitude for China's generous assistance. Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Sushil Koirala separately met with Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Wu Chuntai, extending thanks to Chinese leaders who sent messages of condolences to the Nepali leaders immediately after the earthquake.

They said that the central and local governments as well as the people of China provided massive emergency supplies to Nepal in multiple batches effectively, and the care given by China is deeply felt by the Nepali people. The Chinese rescue and medical teams did an excellent job by working closely with the Nepali side day and night to save lives. China is a true friend of Nepal. The military and leaders of major parties in Nepal also commended China's assistance to Nepal, saying that they would cooperate closely with China in post-earthquake epidemic prevention and reconstruction.

Head of the United Nations Development Program said the other day that China's assistance to Nepal right after the earthquake shows that China is a kind neighbor to Nepal. The performance of China's relief and medical teams in Nepal is also lauded by peers across the world.

Source:  Ministry of Foreign Affairs People’s Republic of China website http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/xwfw_665399/s2510_665401/t1261334.shtml

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