The recent rapid development of the domestic epidemic in Pakistan has made the situation increasingly severe.
China sympathizes with this. At the request of the Pakistani side, the Chinese government has donated several batches of medical supplies such as test kits, masks, protective clothing, and ventilator, and supported Pakistan to build a temporary isolation hospital.
On March 30, 2020, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying hosted a regular press conference.
Batton News: Since the outbreak, China has provided medical supplies to many countries, including Pakistan, and dispatched medical teams. Can you introduce more details about China’s assistance to Pakistan in fighting the epidemic?
Hua Chunying: China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners, and the peoples of the two countries are “hard-core friends.” They have always had a fine tradition of helping each other, sharing troubles and sharing a common cause. After the outbreak of the new coronavirus epidemic in China, the Pakistani government and all walks of life gave China strong solidarity and valuable support. We will not forget the precious friendship of the Pakistani people who help China, and the Chinese people will keep this in mind.
Recently, the domestic epidemic situation in Pakistan has developed rapidly, and the situation is becoming increasingly severe. China sympathizes with this. At the request of the Pakistani side, the Chinese government has donated several batches of medical supplies such as test kits, masks, protective clothing, and ventilator, and supported Pakistan to build a temporary isolation hospital. Last week, construction of the isolated hospital started. China also invited Pakistan to participate in a video conference on epidemic prevention and control, and sent an anti-epidemic medical expert group to Pakistan. At present, the medical expert team sent by China is working in Islamabad, and will later go to Bagdo to provide assistance to the Pakistani epidemic prevention and treatment.
In addition, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has also donated a large number of epidemic prevention materials to various regions and cities in Pakistan. Alibaba Group also provided donations to Pakistan. At the same time, many Chinese friendly provinces and cities, the Chinese Red Cross, and some enterprises have or are planning to donate various anti-epidemic materials to the Pakistani embassy and consulate in China.
We will continue to pay close attention to the development of the epidemic situation in Pakistan and are willing to provide our friendly Pakistani brothers and sisters with more help and support within their ability.