China, WFP cooperate to provide food aid to women in Timor-Leste
By Sun Guangyong
People's Daily app

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.

Chinese Ambassador to Timor-Leste Xiao Jianguo provides food to children (Photos provided to People's Daily)

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 launch ceremony

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.