China to Give Armenia $11.2 Million in Aid

China agreed to give Armenia a grant of 70 million yuan (11.2 million U.S dollars) as part of an economic and technical partnership agreement.

The agreement was signed between Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Manassarian and Chinese Charge d’Affaires Chao Ming-Wen.

Armenia will use the aid to re-equip its customs services, but the biggest portion of the grant will go establishing a school that will have teaching Chinese as a specialty.

China has been providing aid to Armenia since 1999 under the economic and technical partnership. In 2012, Armenia and China marked the 20th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations.

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