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China Donates $1 Million Worth Military Equipment To Serbia
Chinese president XI was welcomed to Serbia with a ceremony at the Serbian palace in Belgrade who arrived last week for a state visit.

China has donated 900,000 euros (1 million U.S. dollars) worth military equipment to Serbian Army that includes 16 rubber boats with outboard engines, five snowmobiles and 10 portable devices for detecting explosives and narcotics.

The equipment were donated to the Serbian army at the military barracks in Pancevo, China Military Online reported Wednesday.

“It was not the first time that China had donated to the Serbian army as "they were here during floods, and always when our people needed it," Defense Minister Zoran Djordjevic said attending the ceremony.

The ceremony was also attended by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, and Chinese ambassador to Serbia Li Manchang, as well as army officials, officers and soldiers.

"This is just one of many donations. So far, around 4.95 million euros were realized this way," Djordjevic said.

The Serbian government said that once China had donated 1.5-million-euros worth of information technology (IT) equipment and 20 ambulances.

After the 2014 floods in the country, China had also donated 355,000 euros in equipment and aid.

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