Bangkok (People's Daily) - China and the World Food Program launched a project to provide nutritious food assistance to women in Timor-Leste on Thursday.
The launching ceremony for the contribution agreement between the two sides on the Provision of Food Assistance in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste was held in Dili, the country's capital.
Xiao Jianguo, Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste, Odete Maria Freitas Belo, Health Minister of Timor-Leste, and Dageng Liu, WFP's Timor-Leste Representative and Country Director, attended the ceremony.
They vowed to further strengthen exchanges and cooperation.
The China-aided project is meant for pregnant and lactating women in Timor-Leste.
By signing an agreement with the WFP, China plans to provide 550 tons of emergency food assistance to more than 140,000 malnourished pregnant and lactating women in Timor-Leste through the South-South Cooperation Assistance Fund.
The launch and implementation of the project is of great significance to help Timor-Leste achieve sustainable development goals of zero hunger from 2011 to 2030, alleviate the growing malnutrition of the population, and promote the development of its economy and people's livelihood.