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China's latest humanitarian aid shipment arrives in Syria

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DAMASCUS, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The Syrian government received a new batch of relief aid from China, a Syrian cabinet minister said on Thursday.

The announcement came during a meeting held Thursday between Syria's Social Affairs Minister Kinda Shammat and Chinese Ambassador to Syria Wang Kejian at the ministry's headquarters in the capital Damascus.

"The new aid contains stationary tools and mobility equipment for the disabled people as a result of the growing number of such populations due to the ongoing war," Shammat said, adding that the recent aid shipment will be followed by another one in mid-May, which will contain a total of 270 prefabricated housing units.

For his part, Wang Kejian said he hoped the relief aid "would be conducive in alleviating some of the suffering of the Syrian people."

He pointed out that the solution to the humanitarian situation in Syria would come to a halt with the end of the Syrian crisis, stressing that China will keep on providing the Syrian people with humanitarian aid.

"We will continue providing the brotherly Syrian people with humanitarian aids in the future," he said.

He added that the Syrian crisis could only be solved through political solutions."

Editor: Luan