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China provides grant to Syrian nonprofit

The grant followed a phone conversation between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his counterpart, Xi Jinping, about China's global economic initiatives and reconstruction in Syria.
Syrian Health Minister Hassan al-Ghabash (R) and the Chinese Ambassador in his country Feng Biao (L) take part in a ceremony upon the arrival of Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine, in the capital, Damascus, on Nov. 14, 2021.

China provided a financial grant to a Syrian nonprofit organization focused on development, Syria’s official media outlet SANA reported yesterday. 

China’s embassy in Damascus awarded the $40,000 grant to the Syria Trust for Development. The Damascus-based organization focuses on fostering economic enterprise, life skills and Syrian cultural identity, per its website. The grant will go toward the trust’s programs on job readiness for youth, according to SANA. 

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