Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Qi Zhenhong (2nd from right) and Sri Lankan Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella (2nd from left) attend the handover ceremony of Chinese emergency humanitarian medical aid to the Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on June 3, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Lu)
Sri Lanka is currently in the midst of a severe economic crisis characterized by shortages of foreign currency, fuel and other essential supplies, as well as rising inflation.
COLOMBO, June 5 (Xinhua) — The first batch of Chinese emergency humanitarian medical aid has arrived at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport.
China is fully aware of the difficulties and challenges facing Sri Lanka and will continue to provide assistance within its capacity through all possible channels, Chinese Ambassador Qi Zhenhong said at the handover ceremony on Friday. evening.
Appreciating the medical aid provided by China, Sri Lankan Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Chinese government and people always come forward to help Sri Lanka during the most difficult times.
The Chinese government has decided to provide emergency humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka to help the country cope with the current difficulties, a spokesperson for the China International Development Cooperation Agency said on April 19.
Sri Lanka is currently in the midst of a severe economic crisis characterized by shortages of foreign exchange, fuel and other essential supplies, as well as rising inflation. ■