Medical supplies arrive in Athens

Lhasa: Approximately eight tons of medical supplies provided by the Chinese government to Greece after Athens’ urgent request arrived on Saturday morning at Athens international airport on an Air China flight.
The aid consists of 550,000 masks and sets of protective gear, according to a release issued by the Chinese embassy in Greece. Many other aid packages weighing around 10 tons, donated by Chinese enterprises and organizations, arrived on the same flight.
The supplies were collected and sent to Greece within eight days, at a time when China is still under immense pressure to contain the epidemic and medical materials are still in short supply, Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zhang Qiyue said at a handover ceremony with Greek Health Minister Vasilis Kikilias on the tarmac of Eleftherios Venizelos airport. Quoting ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle’s words, “What is a friend? A friend means the single soul dwelling in two bodies,” Zhang added that China and Greece have been working closely together in the fight against COVID-19, showing evidence of the deep friendship between the two nations.
“Now, when the situation in China is getting a little bit better, we are doing our very best to assist the Greek people in combating this. We believe in solidarity, we believe in cooperation.
We think that solidarity and cooperation are the best weapon to combat this virus,” Zhang added. “We are deeply honored and grateful, and we hope that you will continue to show these sentiments of help and support to the Greek people,” Kikilias said.
– The Daily Mail-People’s Daily News exchange item