Chinese embassy helps Argentina to deal with massive flooding

Updated: 2016-01-02 13:57


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BUENOS AIRES - The Chinese Embassy in Argentina on Friday donated drinking water, milk and cleaning water to those affected by massive flooding in Argentina's coastal regions.

Chinese Ambassador Yang Wanming made the donations through the local SUMA Foundation.

"The foundation thanks the ambassador for his solidarity with those affected and we pledge to deliver the donations to those in need as quickly as possible," read a press release by the foundation.

Earlier this week, Yang wrote to Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra to express "the sincere solidarity of the Chinese government with those affected."

Yang said in the letter that Beijing "would always support the Argentinean government during such emergencies and stands ready to offer any help needed during the rebuilding process of stricken areas."

Over 30,000 Argentineans have been evacuated due to rivers bursting their banks in the provinces of Entre Rios, Santa Fe, Chaco, Formosa and Corrientes.