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24 March 2020, 13:27

Chinese ambassador: Coronavirus is stateless and we need to fight it together

Cui Qiming
Cui Qiming

MINSK, 24 March (BelTA) – The coronavirus has no citizenship and the epidemic knows no borders, this is why we need to join efforts to fight this evil, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Belarus Cui Qiming told journalists following a meeting with Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 24 March, BelTA has learned.

“The epidemic is an enemy of the whole humanity and requires joint actions from the international community. All countries should stand together in the face of the epidemic and overcome the temporary difficulties,” the ambassador said.

Since the outbreak of the virus, Chinese President Xi Jinping has paid close attention to the situation, Ambassador Cui Qiming said. “Under Xi Jinping's leadership, the Chinese people has made extraordinary efforts, and the situation with the epidemic in China has taken a turn for the better. As of 23 March, 73,159 patients were discharged from the hospital in China after undergoing treatment,” he said.

Ambassador Cui Qiming also noted that China makes enormous efforts to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus on its economy. “China has a sustainable economy with a large domestic demand and a well-developed manufacturing sector. China is capable of achieving the social and economic development goals for 2020,” the ambassador added.

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