Ramallah, 24 Safar 1438/25 November 2016 (MINA) – The Government of the People’s Republic of China has contributed US$ 300,000 to the UNRWA in support of the Agency’s core programs and services for Palestine refugees, the UN agency revealed in a statement issued Thursday evening.
The contribution marks a 50 per cent increase in China’s annual contribution to the Agency’s Program Budget and was formally presented by the Representative of the People’s Republic of China to the Palestinian National Authority, Ambassador Chen Xingzhong, to the UNRWA Commissioner-General, Pierre Krähenbühl, during a signing ceremony in Ramallah.
“I am very grateful for the increased contribution and encouraged by the deepening partnership and cooperation with China,” said Krähenbühl, the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) reported, Friday (25/11).
He also hailed China’s commitment to addressing the plight of Palestine refugees and to strengthening its support to the Agency’s human development activities.
“UNRWA is keen to explore further partnership opportunities with China, in particular with a focus on youth.”
The People’s Republic of China first contributed to UNRWA in 1964. In recent years, it has rapidly increased its contributions to the Agency, and in recognition of the important partnership, the UNRWA Commissioner-General made his first official visit to the country on 5 July 2015.(T/P008/R07)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)