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China: Overseas Aid

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Chinese government on joint aid programmes. (196387)

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Chinese Embassy have been discussing collaboration around mitigating the environmental and social impact of investments to reopen and upgrade roads infrastructure.

We have also been providing some informal assistance to the Ministry of Health in China as they develop their strategy for support to health programmes in Africa.