|Combat against Covid-19 Testifies to the Importance of Building a World Community of Shared Future|
On April 17th, TA NEA newspaper of Greece published a comment from Ambassador Zhang Qiyue on the current Covid-19 Pandemic:
Virus does not respect borders, and its challenge is global. The international combat of Covid-19 over the past months clearly demonstrates that this pandemic could only be defeated by concerted efforts of all countries.
Confronted with the sudden outbreak, the Chinese government has taken the most comprehensive, stringent and thorough measures to save lives and protect the health and well-being of its people. As a result of the painstaking efforts and great sacrifices on the part of the Chinese people, the spread of the virus was slowed, with the number of confirmed cases and death toll in China reduced considerably. This has given the world precious time to deploy the containment measures and much valuable experience as China has from the beginning approached the issue in an open, transparent and highly responsible way.
Now with the epidemic raging across the world, China, while sparing no efforts to further contain the virus, is doing its utmost to assist countries by sharing its experience and good practices in the virus prevention, control and treatment, and by providing to the best of its ability medical materials. The mutual support and cooperation between China and Greece in this regard has been remarkable.
The global combat against Covid-19 is at its most critical stage. A final and thorough victory calls for deepening solidarity and coordinated actions by all countries. This once again brought home the imperative need to jointly building a world community of shared future.