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Chinese Embassy offers scholarship to Cyprus Red Cross

2017-July-10       Source: Xinhuanet.com

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China has offered a "Chinese ambassador scholarship" to the Cyprus Red Cross Society (RCS), Cyprus RCS president said on Friday.

Chinese Ambassador to Cyprus Huang Xingyuan (R, front) gives out toy pandas to students at an event called "China day" in Platres village, some 80km southwest of the capital Nicosia, Cyprus on July 7, 2017. Chinese Embassy in Cyprus has offered a "Chinese ambassador scholarship" to the Cyprus Red Cross Society (RCS), Cyprus RCS president said on Friday. (Xinhua/Zhang Zhang)

The Embassy of the People's Republic of China has offered a "Chinese ambassador scholarship" to the Cyprus Red Cross Society (RCS), Cyprus RCS president said on Friday.

The president of Cyprus RCS, Fotini Papadopoulou, the wife of the late Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos, told a ceremony marking the end of a camping at Platres village, that the Chinese Embassy had made a generous contribution towards the organization.

Chinese Ambassador Huang Xingyuan and his wife Ma Li attended the ceremony along with the Platres mayor and RCS officials.

The Chinese ambassador said "The Chinese Embassy and I personally have always been concerning about public welfare undertakings of Cyprus, I hope the 'Chinese ambassador scholarship' can help the needy students to fulfill their dreams, so they could contribute to the development of their country and the China-Cyprus friendship."

"His excellency the Ambassador Mr. Huang Xingyuan and his wife Ma Li had the gracious kindness to visit us and support the work of the Cyprus Red Cross Society," Papadopoulou said.

She added that they had also visited RCS Children's Therapy Center, offering treatment to children in the seaside city of Limassol.

"I welcome them and thank them for the presence here," Papadopoulou said.

The Cyprus Red Cross Society, mainly responds to disasters and cares for refugees and people in need as well as runs an establishment offering treatment for children up to the age of 18 with severe physical disabilities.

Editor: Monica Liu

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