Chinese 'goodwill flight' carries medical supplies for PH

Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 14 2020 11:13 PM

Chinese embassy in the Philippines handout photo

MANILA - Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian has turned over to Philippine authorities medical supplies that were airlifted by a special “goodwill flight” from China.

Speaking at the airport where he welcomed the flight, Huang said the flight “demonstrates the new era partnership of mutual support between China and the Philippines during the time of trying.”

“We are glad to see some of the medical supplies have been airlifted to Manila by this special flight. This 'goodwill flight' demonstrates the new era partnership of mutual support between China and the Philippines during the time of trying,” he said in his remarks.

Huang said China will continue to support and assist the Philippines in its fight against COVID-19, expressing optimism that the Philippines will be able to beat the pandemic.

“Facing the challenge of COVID-19 outbreak, China and the Philippines have been supporting and helping each other. We will continue to provide our support and assistance to the best of our ability to the Philippines. It is our firm belief that the dawn of victory will come at the earliest,” Huang said. 

Huang also cited the visit of 12 Chinese medical experts who have gone to more than 10 front-line medical agencies, such as the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Lung Center of the Philippines and Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center and shared with public health officials and professionals their experience and practice on COVID-19 prevention and control, diagnosis and treatment.