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BEIJING, June 4 (APP)::China on Thursday appreciated the United Nations and Saudi Arabia for jointly organizing a high-level video donation meeting on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
“China attaches great importance to the development of the situation in Yemen. It has always supported and participated in the efforts of the international community to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen,” Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said during his regular briefing held here.
“China expresses its appreciation to Saudi Arabia and the United Nations for co-hosting this meeting and providing Yemen with a large amount of humanitarian assistance and materials to support the new coronary pneumonia epidemic,” he added.
He said, China and Yemen were traditionally friendly, and China had provided Yemen with humanitarian assistance such as food and medical equipment.
“To support Yemen in its fight against the new crown epidemic, China has donated anti-epidemic materials such as nucleic acid detection reagents, medical protective clothing, and medical masks to Yemen, and will continue to provide assistance within its ability,” he added.
To a question regarding unconditionally lifting of sanctions against Sudan and Zimbabwe, he said, recently, many African leaders called on the United States and other Western countries to unconditionally lift the sanctions on Sudan and Zimbabwe. “China firmly supports this.”
He said, at present, the epidemic of novel coronavirus continued to spread. Some countries had ignored the calls of justice from African countries and people, and exerted pressure on Sudan, Zimbabwe and other countries through unilateral sanctions, causing great suffering to the local people.
The spokesperson called on the countries concerned to listen carefully to the voice of the African people, lift illegal sanctions as soon as possible, and help African countries effectively fight the epidemic and restore economic development.