The first similar shipment the Bolivarian Republic received from China, sent on March 29, consisting of 65 tons of medicine - while this delivery was mislabeled as 'military' support to the Government of the Bolivarian Republic. On May 13 and 16, respectively 71 and 64 more tons were sent.
China's assistance has been one of the various agreements the Venezuelan government has reached with other countries and international organization in order to guarantee the availability of medicines in the country.
Both Venezuela and China maintain close political and economic ties and have so for several years. China, along with Russia, has defended Venezuela at many U.N. Security Council meetings in which the U.S. and its allies attempt to pass resolutions against the Bolivarian Republic.
#HOY | Arriba a Venezuela la cuarta entrega de Asistencia Técnica Humanitaria, con 269 Toneladas de medicamentos y material médico quirúrgico, gracias a los acuerdos de cooperación establecidos entre la República Popular China y el Gobierno Bolivariano.#VenezuelaLuchayTrabajapic.twitter.com/CzSceB9L4f