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China Pledges Additional US$30 Million Cash Contribution to WHO

2020/04/24

At the daily press briefing on 23 April, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announced that China has decided to contribute $30 million in cash to WHO on top of its $20 million cash donation already made, to bolster COVID-19 preparedness and response and support capacity building of the health systems of developing countries.

Geng said that since the start of COVID-19, WHO, under the leadership of Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has proactively performed its duty, upheld an objective, impartial and science-based position, and played a critical role in assisting affected countries and promoting international cooperation against the virus.

"At this critical juncture of the global campaign against COVID-19, supporting WHO is to defend the concept and principles of multilateralism and uphold the standing and authority of the United Nations. The virus is a common enemy of humanity, and can only be defeated by countries working together in unity and coordination," Geng said.

He highlighted China's donation to the WHO as an expression of support and trust from the Chinese government and people, and a contribution to global public health and global response to COVID-19. China will continue to work closely with other sides in solidarity and mutual support to beat the virus, safeguard public health security at regional and international levels, and build a community with a shared future for mankind.

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