The 20 million dollars donation by China to the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be used to support the global fight against COVID-19.
It will also be used for the construction of public health systems in developing countries.
The Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Geng Shuang, made this known at a news conference on Monday.
Noting that the COVID-19 outbreak has spread to many places around the world, Geng said international cooperation on joint prevention and control has become more urgent.
He said China’s donation was aimed to support WHO in playing a better coordinating role in international action against the epidemic.
According to him, it will help small and medium-sized countries with weak public health systems to build up their epidemic-prevention abilities.
“The Chinese side will continue to actively support and participate in international cooperation to fight the epidemic, and work with the international community to safeguard regional and international public health security,’’ Geng said.
The China’s 20 million dollars to WHO was declared by China’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office at Geneva Chen Xu when meeting with WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Saturday. (Xinhua/NAN)