03 May 2014
Twenty-six countries have been so far involved in the difficult search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which mysteriously disappeared on March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Experts say the unprecedented, multinational search efforts reflect a laudable spirit of cooperation in the international community, in which China has made notable efforts to find the ill-fated plane with 239 people onboard, including 154 Chinese.
… Oh Ei Sun, senior fellow at Singapore’s S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and former political secretary to the Malaysian prime minister, agreed cooperation and coordination in humanitarian and non-traditional areas were increasingly important. “It is heartening to see those participating countries are sharing information and sometimes even resources, all with humanitarian aims,” he said.
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