Dr Ahamada Msa Mliva hands over €100 to He Yanjun in a ceremony. Facebook photo
The tiny island of Comoros has made huge headlines and won the hearts of millions with a noble gesture after the country gave €100 to China to fight coronavirus.
A delegation led by Dr Ahamada Msa Mliva handed over €100 to the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China He Yanjun at a ceremony attended by delegates.
An emotional Mliva expressed full solidarity with the people of China facing this crisis.
Dr Ahamada Msa Mliva and He Yanjun during a ceremony. Facebook photo
Mliva handed over the amount to the ambassador for the purchase of a box of face masks. There has been a dearth of face masks in China over the past few weeks.
Mliva said, "We know China's abilities and means, but through this gesture, we wanted to show the Chinese people how much the Comorians feel concerned."
Ambassador Yanjun said he was deeply touched by this gesture.
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