China's medical supplies for 18 African countries arrive at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra, capital of Ghana, April 6, 2020.  (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

China has shown that it is an all-weather friend to Africa, said Namibia's first lady Monica Geingos at a donation event for anti-pandemic medical supplies from the Chinese government through the Organization of African First Ladies for Development to help mothers and children combat COVID-19.

WINDHOEK, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Namibia's first lady Monica Geingos on Friday commended the global leadership role shown by China since the COVID-19 outbreak, noting that it is important in the fight against the pandemic.

China has also shown that it is an all-weather friend to Africa, Geingos said here at a donation event for anti-pandemic medical supplies from the Chinese government through the Organization of African First Ladies for Development to help mothers and children combat COVID-19.

"This pandemic has also shown that when we speak about solidarity and friendship, with those words we mean them because we are not only speaking about them, but we (are) also practicing them," she said.

An airport worker (C) handles a box of medical supplies at Hosea Kutako International Airport in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, April 23, 2020. (Xinhua/Musa C Kaseke)

Chinese Ambassador to Namibia Zhang Yiming said that the assistance provided by China to Namibia vividly reflects the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and all-weather friendship between the two countries.

China is willing to cooperate with Namibia in combating COVID-19, eliminating poverty and promoting the development of women and youth, he said.  ■

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