Basseterre, St Kitts, August 26, 2019 – The Republic of China (Taiwan) has delivered 3.5 tons of medical aid to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, helping strengthen the health and well-being of 106,000 patients in the South American country, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on August 22.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that as a responsible member of the international community, Taiwan is deeply concerned about the situation in Venezuela.
This aid demonstrates how Taiwan Can Help, and underscores its commitment to working with like-minded partners in building better tomorrows for the people, the ministry added.
The humanitarian supplies are part of the US$500,000 pledge announced by Stanley Kao, head of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S., during the Global Conference on the Humanitarian Crisis in Venezuela staged at the headquarters of the Organization of American States on February 14 in Washington.
They include medications for hypertension, screening kits for HIV and breast, colorectal and liver cancers, and three trucks for delivering the aid, the ministry said.
Taiwan is closely monitoring the situation in Venezuela and will continue cooperating with its partners to help those in need, the MOFA said.
It is imperative that democratic order and social stability are restored as soon as possible so that the people can enjoy freedom and prosperity, the ministry added.
Photo – Taiwan Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu (left) presents humanitarian aid on behalf of the government and people of Taiwan to Jesus Yanez, a member of Venezuela’s National Assembly. (MOFA)