ANKARA — Turkey asked China for clarification about aid packages sent to Armenia that bore a reference to Ararat Mountain, said Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hami Aksoy according to Hurriet Daily report.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said China’s Ambassador to Ankara Deng Li and Beijing’s Foreign Ministry have shown efforts to resolve the issue.

“Ambassador Deng said their aid packages to Armenia was prepared by a local authority and were sent to Yerevan,” said Aksoy. “The aforementioned authority only wrote Chinese scripts on the packs, and there are no references to Ararat Mountain in them. The references, which were written in English, were added later.”

Deng is currently investigating the situation and Turkey will be informed of results.

“With this incident, [Deng] said he has full respect for Turkey’s sovereignty and unity of land,” Aksoy added.

A charter flight from China transported a batch of medical supplies and equipment to Armenia on April 8 that included 120 lung ventilation devices, two oxygen supply stations, 60,000 COVID-19 test kits, 280 000 protective masks, 20 000 protective glasses, 100 000 protective garments, as well as medicines.

“May our Friendship be higher than Mount Ararat and longer than Yangtze River,” reads a note on some of the parcels.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Get notified of the latest updates from MassisPost.

You May Also Like

Turkish Intellectuals Who Have Recognized The Armenian Genocide: Kutluğ Ataman

By Hambersom Aghbashian Kutluğ Ataman (born in 1961 in Istanbul, Turkey) is…

Armenia Recalls Ambassador from Israel Over Weapons Supply to Azerbaijan

YEREVAN — Armenia said on Thursday that it is recalling its ambassador…

One dead In Late Night Firefight in North Hollywood

North Hollywood – KTLA Channel 5 has reported the LAPD is investigating…

Knights of Vartan and Armenia Tools4Schools Team up to Help Martuni Vocational School

WASHINGTON, DC- In March, 2021, the Knights of Vartan and Armenia Tools4Schools…