The Chinese embassy in Cuba donated 100,000 dollars to support the fight against the pandemic and to compensate for part of the damage after the accident at the Saratoga hotel in the capital.
When delivering the check to Cuban authorities, the Chinese ambassador, Ma Hui, affirmed that this aid is an expression of the friendship that unites both peoples and governments in the common effort to build socialism.
He stressed that bilateral ties are consolidated over time and in the permanent exercise of solidarity, and ratified his country’s will to continue deepening those ties.
He also expressed admiration for the work carried out in rescuing the victims of the explosion at the hotel facility, after the explosion due to a gas leak on May 6, which left 46 dead and a hundred injured.
The action of the island’s leadership in the face of this catastrophe was a sign of leadership and dedication to its people, he noted.
For her part, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Déborah Rivas Saavedra thanked the gesture, which she considered important and timely help, and recalled that since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, in March 2020, that nation Asia sent to the island more than 100 tons of supplies for the collaboration.
This donation demonstrates the solidarity sustained by the Chinese government and people with Cuba over decades, and will contribute to the efforts against Covid-19, and in the repair of the damage to Saratoga and surrounding buildings, he assured.