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China pledges another $16m in aid for Ebola fight

Updated: Oct 17,2014 6:27 AM     Xinhua

MILAN-- China on Oct 16 pledged at least 100 million yuan’s ($16 million ) worth of additional aid to help West Africa fight the deadly Ebola outbreak.

The pledge was made by Premier Li Keqiang at the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit here.

In his remarks, Li said the Chinese government stands ready to fight Ebola, which poses a grave threat to global public health, along with the international community till victory.

Prior to the latest assistance, China has offered the embattled Africa a total of 234 million yuan ($38 million) in aid to battle the rampant disease since April.

The ASEM Summit, themed “Responsible Partnership for Sustainable Growth and Security” and attended by leaders from 53 countries, adopted Croatia and Kazakhstan as latest members.

The Premier is paying an official visit to Italy, the last stop of his ongoing three-nation tour, which has taken him to Germany and Russia.