Greece Receives Eight Tons of Medical Supplies from China

Greece receives several tons of medical supplies from China. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Tatiana Bollari)

ATHENS – A consignment of medical supplies provided by the Chinese Government to the Greek Government upon the latter’s urgent request arrived in Athens shortly after 8:00 on Saturday morning, on Air China Flight CA 863. The assistance sent from Beijing, weighing about eight tons, included 550,000 medical masks, surgical masks and protective gear, goggles, gloves and shoe covers.

The Chinese Ambassador to Greece Zhang Qiyue handed over the list of the medical supplies on behalf of the Chinese Government to Health Minister Vassilis Kikilias on the tarmac of Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport. State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis and Alternate Foreign Minister on European Affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis were present at the event, as was the foreign ministry’s secretary general for international economic relations and openness, Grigoris Dimitriadis.

Many other cartons of medical supplies, weighing about 10 tons, donated by Chinese enterprises and organisations arrived on the same flight, a Chinese Embassy announcement said.

Greece receives several tons of medical supplies from China. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Tatiana Bollari)

Kikilias expressed Greece’s gratitude to the Chinese government and any other entity that provided assistance, making the following statement to public broadcaster ERT: “During a global shortage of these goods and an immense battle waged by the health ministry in order to secure supplies, this today is a great relief and we will continue to fight in order to equip our hospitals.”

“It is very significant that we have this cooperation with China and it is providing this assistance that we need,” he added, noting that the donation will be a huge relief for Greece’s healthcare and medical staff, especially, so that there are adequate means of self-protection for a sizeable period of time. Kikilias noted that Greece, unfortunately, produces minimal amounts of hygiene and sanitation gear, which is not enough to cover the heightened demand.

He noted that the government’s efforts to secure such protection means were not limited to the Chinese donation on Saturday.

According to a Chinese Embassy announcement, Ambassador Zhang noted that these medical supplies were organised and transported within eight days by the Chinese Government, “at a time when China is still under immense pressure from containing the epidemic and the supply of medical materials are still in shortage.”

“Ambassador Zhang quoted Aristotle’s words ‘What is a friend? A friend means the single soul dwelling in two bodies,’ saying that China and Greece have been working closely together in the fight against the Covid-19, which once again testified to the excellent relations and friendship between the two peoples.

“She again thanked the Greek Government for its strong support in the course of China’s combat against the Covid-19, as evidenced by letters by the former Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to Chinese President Xi Jinping. Ambassador Zhang also commended the efforts and measures taken by the Greek Government as ‘early and forceful’.

Greece receives several tons of medical supplies from China. (Photo by Eurokinissi/ Tatiana Bollari)

“She further said that the Chinese business like Cosco Shipping, State Grid, Bank of China, ICBC, Huawei, to name just a few, have all contributed in their own ways to the Greek Society. ‘More donations are arriving. And we will do our utmost to assist our friends in Greece. With solidarity and cooperation, we will overcome this challenge together,'” Ambassador Zhang said, according to the embassy press release.

Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, in a discussion with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Friday, expressed Greece’s unbounded support for the Chinese people and thanked him for the assistance in the form of medical supplies from Beijing.

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  1. While the number one threat of the C.I.A , State Department,or who Donald Trump now refers to the “DEEP STATE STATE DEPARTMENT, War department and Congressional Globalist and War mongers….not the American people or the world….China ..is successfully suppressing the Cornvirus and limiting it to one province , were it started..in a country of 1.7 billion people, the U.S continues to effectively spread it by maintaining economic warfare thru Economic Sanctions and oil and Gas embargoes on 1/3 the population of the world, to make them surrender their elected leaders and government to the Patrick Theros state department of America!

    Today.. no quarantine has been placed on U.S soldiers gathered in 890 bases in 80 countries of the world, no U.S soldiers have been withdrawn from these bases and sent home which would do humanity a favor .in ending the perpetual wars of the insane fanatics in Washington, and bombing in 12 countries continue including those afflicted by Corvirus..like Iran and Syria!

    Today.. no quarantine as been placed on U.S soldiers gathered in 890 bases in 80 countries

    Today…world leaders call on U.S to end all economic sanctions on Iran and the other countries of the world .who have been deprived of Medical supplies and revenue to purchase basic essentials for their people, but are among the hardest hit countries with the Virus, just because they will not surrender their government to the International Marxist Police State of America!

    1. cont..

      The true plague, the bedrock of a nation continually waging wars through various means – i.e. bombs and economic and medical sanctions, etc. – against the world, disappears from consciousness.  As U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said to 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl in 1996 when Stahl asked her if the U.S. sanctions on Iraq that had resulted in the death of 500,000 Iraqi children were worth it: “We think the price is worth it.”

      This is who is running America right now! Today, the Judges of the international Criminal Court at the Hague have ordered prosecutors to begin probe into charges of Crimes against Humanity and war crimes against the C.i.A and State department for their Regime change wars in Afganistan and the Middle East, which Journalist Julian Assange, now incarcerated in a British jail..for providing all the evidence needed by the Criminal court to prosecute Former C.I.A Directors Pompeo, Clapper and Brennan for these crimes!

      Hopefully , the criminal court will make the media accountable for being accessories to these crimes by selling the lies to wage economic, political and military wars of aggression ..that has killed millions of foreign citizens and thousands of American soldiers..in the Middle East , and has raped the Treasury of America of 6 trillion dollars ..all based on lies and false premises…as stated by the Elected President of the United States ..Donald Trump!

  2. While the number one threat of the C.I.A , State Department,or who Donald Trump now refers to the “DEEP STATE STATE DEPARTMENT, War department and Congressional Globalist and War mongers….not the American people or the world….China ..is successfully supressing the Cornvirus , and limiting it to one province , were it started..in a country of 1.7 billion people .. the U.S continues to effectively spread it by maintaining economic warfare thru Economic Sanctions and oil and Gas embargoes on 1/3 the population of the world, to make them surrender their elected leaders and government to the Patrick Theros state department of America!

    Today…world leaders call on U.S to end all economic sanctions on Iran and the other countries of the world .who have been deprived of Medical supplies and revenue to purchase basic essentials for their people, but are among the hardest hit countries with the Virus, just because they will not surrender their government to the International Marxist Police State of America!

    The true plague, the bedrock of a nation continually waging wars through various means – i.e. bombs and economic and medical sanctions, etc. – against the world, disappears from consciousness.  As U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said to 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl in 1996 when Stahl asked her if the U.S. sanctions on Iraq that had resulted in the death of 500,000 Iraqi children were worth it: “We think the price is worth it.” ‘

    This is America!

  3. Diamataris you can obstruct my post and support war crimes and crimes against humanity wars by your State Department and C.I.A degenerates, however, independent journalist out of the control of this government..like Julian Assange and thousands around the world are closing in on the collusion of an Aristocracy controlled government and media to commit crimes against humanity! .

    However, removing my posts may conceal your accountability in committing crimes against humanity and our lord to the readers, it fails to relieve you of the torment and crimes you have cooperated with, which I will continue to remind you!

    All my post have been for you and your masters of the Ruling Class of Aristocratic Marxist Capitalist, nothing more than cheap low life Gangsters,.feeding on the misery of humanity!

    lNoted journalist John Swinton states who you are.

    ‘There is not ONE of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did you know beforehand that it would never appear in print! I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with… The business of journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread… We are the tools of rich men behind the scenes. We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities” and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes!“ 

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