Slovenia receives Chinese medical supplies donations

LJUBLJANA: The Chinese Embassy in Slovenia handed over protective gear donated by Chinese organizations here at a civil defence warehouse, to support Slovenia’s fight against COVID-19.
The protective gear, including face masks and other protective equipment, were donated by Chinese cities that are twinned with Slovenian cities, Chinese local governments, Chinese companies, the Association of Chinese Businesses in Slovenia, and the Chinese Olympic Committee, to ramp up protection of the country’s critical services, notebly that of police officers and health care workers.
Chinese Ambassador to Slovenia Wang Shunqing commended the donations and the bilateral relationship.
“We will not forget when China fought against the epidemic at a difficult time, Slovenia provided valuable assistance to us. The Chinese culture stresses gratitude, this time China’s aid testifies to this spirit,” he said.
Wang said the coronavirus epidemic tells us that the destiny of all countries in the world is connected, and solidarity and cooperation is the only choice.
Slovenian Ministry of Defence State Secretary Damijan Jaklin expressed thanks for the assistance from China, saying the cooperation between China and Slovenia in various fields would be strengthened by the experience of fighting the epidemic together. Later in the day, Wang went to Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia, and witnessed another donations from Chinese cities including Chongqing, Nanjing, Hangzhou and Huai’an. – Agencies