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Chinese cargo plane with aid arrives in Venezuela

IANS  |  Caracas 

A Chinese cargo plane, carrying aid for the economically-stricken Venezuela, arrived in the capital of Caracas, the country's told

The plane was carrying approximately 2 million units of medical equipment, including medicine and surgical medical supplies. The supplies will be distributed by agencies designated by the government of Nicolas Maduro, the Ministry said on Monday.

In March, Chinese state TV channel CGTN reported that a plane loaded with 65 tonnes of medical supplies landed in Caracas, marking the first dispatch of relief supplies to from

Maduro retains the backing of China, which has repeatedly opposed any action that causes tensions or unrest in

While Maduro has also permitted aid deliveries from NGOs such as the Red Cross, he has refused to open Venezuela's borders to aid from a number of countries, including Canada, the UK, and the US, that recognise as Venezuela's legitimate

Venezuela's economic crisis has led to mass human suffering marked by shortages of and medicine, as well as widespread power outages.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 09:14 IST
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