Juba, February 26, 2019 (SSNA) — The Chinese government has donated anti-malaria drugs to South Sudan, enabling the war-wracked young nation to respond to tropical-related disease, China’s state-run Xinhua newspaper reports.
The paper explains in its report that Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan He Xiangdong delivered the donation worth $744,000 U.S. dollars to South Sudanese finance minister Salvatore Garang last week and that China will continue supporting South Sudan’s health sector.
“China attaches great importance to the bilateral friendly cooperation with South Sudan and will continue, within its capacity, providing strong support to South Sudan in humanitarian aid, state-building and socioeconomic development,” Xiandong was quoted by the newspaper as saying.
The Chinese government also states that Beijing has provided medical, diplomatic, financial, and humanitarian support to Juba since its 2011 secession from Sudan.
China has donated $7 million US dollars to the United Nations last month to help the agency to buy food for South Sudanese refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).