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Ambassador Zhang Jun Announced China's Financial and In-kind Contribution to UNRWA

2020/06/23

The Extraordinary Virtual Ministerial Pledging Conference for UNRWA was held on 23 June. The Foreign Minister of Jordan Ayman Safadi, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden Peter Eriksson, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Commissioner-General of UNRWA Philippe Lazzarini and representatives of around 50 countries participated. Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, attended the conference and announced China's financial and in-kind contribution to UNRWA.

Ambassador Zhang said that China commends UNRWA for its dedicated and vital service of assisting Palestinian refugees over the years. In the past several months, China has given a large amount of medical assistance to Palestinian people, shared experience on COVID-19 control and treatment with them, and sent a medical team to Palestine to help with the fight against COVID-19 on the front lines.

Ambassador Zhang announced that China will make contribution of 1 million USD to UNRWA this year, provide anti-pandemic medical supplies to the health institutions of UNRWA, and through UNRWA, provide needed PPEs to Palestinian refugees in Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Ambassador Zhang emphasized that China firmly supports the just cause of the Palestinian people to restore legitimate national rights, resolutely opposes illegal annexation of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and calls on all parties concerned to uphold the international law and relevant UN resolutions, and adhere to the "two-state solution". China will work closely with all parties in the pursuit of comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

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