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China ‘Ready To Be Driving Force’ in International Effort To Rebuild Syria

April 30, 2018 (EIRNS)—Xie Xiaoyan, the Chinese government’s Special Envoy on the Syrian Issue, has signalled Beijing’s willingness “to do its best” to contribute to ordinary Syrians returning to a normal life. The envoy estimated that at least $260 billion in aid money is needed to restore the devastated nation, and that this is a task for the entire international community, speaking at a press conference at the Chinese Embassy in Moscow today.

“Many people have died, millions have lost their homes or become refugees, and they all need humanitarian aid. As a member of the UN Security Council, China has always paid attention to providing humanitarian assistance both to Syrian citizens and refugees in the form of goods, medicine, food, and money,”

Xie stressed. He had just been attending the donors conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels.

Xie promised that

“China is ready to become a driving force in this process and to involve its companies in the restoration work in Syria as soon as the security situation improves there. Apart from China and Russia, the countries of the region should also take part in the process, because only together will we be able restore Syria,”

Xie said, reported Sputnik International.

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