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FM salutes Chinese anti-Ebola experts, medical workers in Africa

Updated: Mar 8,2015 11:56 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Foreign Minister Wang Yi expressed on March 8 his respect and gratitude to Chinese epidemic control experts and medical workers helping fight the Ebola epidemic in Africa.

Wang made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual parliamentary session.

In the face of the Ebola epidemic, the biggest global public health crisis in nearly 30 years, China had sent more than 1,000 epidemic control experts and medical workers to Africa and built in a timely fashion treatment centers in the affected areas, he said.

China has also provided four batches of assistance worth a total of 750 million yuan ($122 million) to the affected countries and their neighbors in Africa, Wang said.