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The Chinese Government's Emergency Humanitarian Aid to the Syrian People
2012/03/09

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Qin Gang announces on March 9:

In order to improve the current humanitarian situation in parts of Syria and show the Chinese people’s friendly sentiments towards the Syrian people, the Chinese Government decides to provide emergency humanitarian aid, which is US$ two million in cash, to the Syrian people through the International Committee of the Red Cross.

As a friend to Syrian people, China pays high attention to the humanitarian situation in Syria and sympathizes with the Syrian people in their plight. China supports the UN's leading role in coordinating humanitarian relief efforts. China maintains that under the precondition of respecting Syria's sovereignty, the UN or an impartial body acceptable to all parties should make an objective and comprehensive assessment of the humanitarian situation in Syria and ensure the delivery and distribution of humanitarian aid.

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