Myanmar on Sunday donated 200 tonnes of rice to China as humanitarian assistance in the fight against coronavirus outbreak.
The rice was handed over to Chen Hai, China’s Ambassador to Myanmar, at Shwe Pyi Thar Industrial Zone (4) in Yangon region.
Myanmar’s deputy commerce minister Aung Htoo, interacting with the media after the donation, said, “Myanmar and China have a long friendship. It has been promoted from one stage to another.”
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“We have a fraternal relationship and whatever happens in China, we feel the same,” Htoo added.
Chen Hai thanked Myanmar for helping China in its battle against the virus outbreak.
The rice will soon be delivered to Hubei province in Central China.
The novel coronavirus, which was first reported in Wuhan city of China, so far has killed over 2,900 people across the world, the vast majority in mainland China.
There have been over 85,000 cases reported across the world and infections have been reported from every continent except Antarctica.