China offers to provide Ukraine with emergency humanitarian assistance, - Ukraine’s PM

Source : 112 Ukraine

Denys Shmygal met with Ambassador of China to Ukraine
08:05, 19 March 2020

Denys Shmygal/Facebook

China suggested providing Ukraine with emergency humanitarian assistance in order to counteract the coronavirus spread. This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmygal on his Facebook page.

It was reported that the Ukrainian Prime Minister had had a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Ukraine Fan Xianrong.

"I am grateful to the Chinese side for offering to provide Ukraine with emergency humanitarian assistance," he wrote.

Shmygal and Chinese ambassador also discussed trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. The representatives agreed to resume the work of the Ukrainian-Chinese intergovernmental commission.

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