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China considers more aid to Libya: official

Updated: 2011-06-09 13:53


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BEIJING - A Chinese diplomat said that China is considering providing further humanitarian aid to war-torn Libya.

"China is evaluating current humanitarian conditions in Libya and will consider providing additional humanitarian aid to the country," Chen Xiaodong, director general of the West Asian and North African Affairs Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, said during a press briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

Chinese people share a traditional friendship with the Libyan people, Chen said, noting that China feels deeply concerned about deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Libya.

"A proper resolution should be produced at an early date to prevent the current situation from becoming even worse," Chen urged.

According to Chen, China has already provided $1 million in cash to Egypt, and $2 million in cash and relief supplies worth 30.3 million yuan to Tunisia, to help the two countries accomodate Libyan refugees who have fled to their borders.


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