Belfast Lord Mayor welcomes shipment of Personal Protective Equipment from Sister City Shenyang
22 Apr 2020
The donation of PPE is in response to kit donated to Shenyang at the start of the pandemic by the Belfast based Chinese Welfare Association and Chinese Chamber of Commerce – who have since also raised £17,000 in Belfast for the NHS.
As the shipment arrived in Duncrue this afternoon, Lord Mayor, Councillor Daniel Baker said: “I’d like to extend my sincere thanks to our good friend and colleague Chinese Consul Madame Zhang, to Jiang Youwei, Mayor of Shenyang and to all those in our Sister City, Shenyang for their ongoing solidarity and support during this challenging time.
"It’s absolutely vital that our city’s key workers are protected against this virus as they carry out their essential duties and today’s much needed supply of PPE will do a great deal to help ensure their safety."
“One uplifting outcome of this incredibly challenging time is the ongoing readiness of people to reach out and help one another. It’s hugely encouraging to know that this friendship, kindness and co-operation stretches right across the globe – as demonstrated by today’s donation."
“We look forward to further developing our Sister City connections with Shenyang post COVID-19 to develop new areas of cooperation in trade, tourism and education to help rebuild our economies.”