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Lithuania to provide humanitarian aid to China

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2020 02 26

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As part of its solidarity with China’s population, medical professionals and those directly involved in the fight against coronavirus, the Cabinet of Ministers agreed yesterday in its meeting to offer the humanitarian aid of EUR 100 000 to the People’s Republic of China in its fight against the current epidemic.

The allocation comes from the reserve fund of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.  The money will be transferred to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent organisations.

A couple of weeks ago, in his letter to China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis noted the readiness of Lithuania and its partners and international organizations to offer humanitarian aid and ensure closer cooperation with China’s competent authorities to prevent the spread of the epidemic worldwide.