WORLD First batch of China's aid materials to flood-hit Iran arrives

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First batch of China's aid materials to flood-hit Iran arrives

Xinhua

01:24, April 28, 2019

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Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen (R) poses for a photo with two Iranian officials after China’s first batch of emergency aid materials to Iran's flood-hit areas arrive in the capital Tehran, on Friday, April 26, 2019. (Photo: China Plus)

The first batch of emergency aid materials from the Chinese government to Iran's flood-hit areas landed in the capital Tehran on Friday.

Chinese Ambassador to Iran Pang Sen handed over the aid materials to an Iranian representative after a brief signing ceremony.

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This photo taken on Friday, April 26, 2019 shows China’s emergency aid materials to Iran in an international airport in Tehran, Iran. [Photo: China Plus)

Among the materials are 2,600 waterproof camps, which were carried by a cargo plane belonging to the China Cargo Airlines.

"On the basis of our mutual friendship, we are willing to help the Iranian people within our reach," Pang said.

Iran's Foreign Ministry expressed its gratitude to China.

More Chinese aid, including lifeboats, life vests and diesel generators, will arrive in the coming days.

Continuous rainy days started to hit Iran in late March, where floods invaded at least 25 out of the country's 31 provinces, causing economic losses worth hundreds of millions of US dollars and dozens of casualties.

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