Nov.21,2017--Workers carry rice donated by China, in Latakia, northwest Syria, Nov. 20, 2017. China donated 1,000 tons of rice to Syria, the Chinese Embassy in Damascus said in a statement on Monday. (Xinhua/Hummam Sheikh Ali)
LATAKIA, Syria, Nov.21,2017-- A total of 1,000 tons of rice donated by China has been delivered to Syria's northwestern city of Latakia, the Chinese Embassy in Damascus said in a statement Monday.
The donation was part of a larger supplies aid to be delivered to the war-torn country in batches in the near future.
The statement said the 1,000 tons of rice is part of 5,404 tons of rice China is pledging to deliver in the near future.
"China is working hand in hand with the Syrian side to secure the rice to be delivered to the Syrian people as soon as possible," the statement read.
A delegation from the Chinese Embassy in Damascus visited on Monday the port of the coastal city of Latakia in northwestern Syria, where the first shipment arrived.