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Former US president Jimmy Carter volunteers in SW China

2009-11-20 09:17 BJT

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, together with more than 200 volunteers have been building homes for the poor at the annual Habitat for Humanity Build event in Qionglai city, southwest China's Sichuan province.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter participates in the annual Habitat for Humanity Build event in Qionglai city, southwest China's Sichuan province on November 19th.[Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter participates in the annual Habitat
for Humanity Build event in Qionglai city, southwest China's Sichuan
province on November 19th.[Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]

The former Nobel Peace Prize laureate expressed that he had fulfilled his desire to contribute to the quake-hit Sichuan region by taking part in the event which was held in Sichuan - his old friend and late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's home province.

Carter added that he was glad to witness the people of the two nations working together, and promoting the friendship between China and the U.S.