With the spread of COVID-19 around the world, Guangdong has been sending aid to its sister provinces. Guangdong Governor, Ma Xingrui, recently sent letters of support to Italy’s Puglia and Emilia-Romagna regions, Guangdong’s two sister provinces in Italy, which are in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, aid packages that encapsulate the friendship between Guangdong and its international friends were dispatched from Guangzhou, capital of the province, to support its Italian sister provinces. On March 23, aid materials arrived in Puglia and Emilia-Romagna, to resounding echoes of praise and thanks. Governments of the two regions expressed their heartfelt thanks to Guangdong.
[Video] The Puglia region received masks donated by Guangdong Province.
Puglia President, Michele Emiliano, sent a letter of thanks to Governor Ma Xingrui and noted that Guangdong Province has extended a helping hand in a time of need, a manifestation of the long-standing friendship between the two regions. “Our cooperation in technology, economy, culture and other fields will be further enhanced,” said Emiliano.
Three media outlets in Puglia including Immediato, Puglia Daily, and Bari Post, reported Guangdong’s donation of materials, and compared Guangdong’s help to "timely rain" for the epidemic prevention and control.
Puglia's local media Immediato published an article entitled "200,000 medical masks donated by China arrived in Puglia”. Puglia President Emiliano thanked Ma Xingrui, Governor of Guangdong province and The president of the Emilia-Romagna region, Guangdong’s other sister province in Italy, sent a letter thanking Governor Ma Xingrui and Guangdong province for offering support. He said that Guangdong's rapid donation confirmed the time-honored friendship and cooperation between the two provinces.
The government of Emilia-Romagna also posted their thanks on Twitter. Local people in Emilia-Romagna also expressed their thanks to Guangdong. Italian Ansa, AGI Journalist Agency, and Adnkronos News Agency reported the event.
Irene Priolo, Councilor of Emilia-Romagna, described Guangdong and Puglia as "sister provinces that help one another". "We thank Guangdong for sending the much-needed and precious materials in such a difficult time," said Priolo, who added that the aid packages would be distributed to curb the epidemic as soon as possible. The report also reviewed the history of exchanges between Emilia-Romagna and Guangdong.
The aid materials of Guangdong province were packed and ready to be delivered to Italy.
Aid packages arrived in the Emilia-Romagna region.
Reports from the government of Emilia-Romagna region.
The Chinese Embassy in Italy retweeted media reports on Guangdong's donations. The Chinese Consulate-General in Milan also tweeted that “Guangdong has joined hands with its Italian sister provinces to fight the epidemic.”
The Chinese Embassy’s tweets.
Viruses don’t see borders, and Guangdong will continue to stand firm with its international sister partners and help them overcome any future difficulties.
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