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China will provide necessary items in the event of an emergency: President

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has said that in the event of an emergency, China will provide any necessary items to the Maldives.

Speaking during a press conference, President Solih revealed that the Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong had conveyed to him that Chinese aid to the Maldives is ready. However due to certain travel restrictions, it is not possible to be flown into the Maldives currently.

President Solih further added that in the event of an emergency, said aid by China will be directly flown in as they have done so with other countries who were in urgent need as well.

He also noted that the Ambassador had revealed that the aid by Alibaba founder Jack Ma will reach Singapore by tomorrow.