China pledges to support Africa’s economic development: envoy

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi started his visit on Saturday to the three African countries worst hit by Ebola — Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. Wang is the first foreign minister of a world major power to visit the West African region after the outbreak of deadly Ebola in 2014.  Such a move once again proves that China has never and will not stop its assistance to and care for those African brothers in need.

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Quickly after the outbreak of the fatal epidemic, China was the first country to send health workers to the affected countries in West Africa, and one of the first countries making international medical donations.

In combating Ebola, China has provided four batches of assistance to 13 countries in and around the affected areas with a total amount of 120 million U.S. dollars.

So far, China has sent over 1,000 medical staffers to the affected countries, treated more than 900 patients, and trained some 13,000 medical workers for Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and their neighboring countries.

Most recently, China has pledged to donate an extra 5 million dollars to the UN Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund to support the recovery process of the affected areas.

In the post-Ebola recovery, China will actively support and participate in the building of disease control systems in Africa, and help the African countries improve their capacity to respond to public health emergencies.

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