China to help countries with weaker health systems amid outbreak

Written By: CGTN

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China will help and support countries with weaker health systems to strengthen their ability to prevent and control the novel coronavirus, and maintain regional and global public health security.

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Foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at Tuesday’s press conference, responding to the World Health Organization’s call to support those vulnerable countries against the spread of the virus.

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African countries immediately provided China with valuable support and assistance after the outbreak and have always appreciated China’s efforts in fighting the virus, Zhao added.

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“In times of crisis, African countries are standing with China. This is the best expression of the concept of a community with a shared future for mankind,” he said.

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“We will remember the help and friendship, and implement the outcomes of jointly building the Belt and Road and the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC),” he noted.

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