The Chinese government announced the donation of anti-epidemic materials to the International Atomic Energy Agency to support its efforts to assist member countries in fighting the new Coronavirus epidemic.
Wang Qun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in Vienna, transmitted a letter from Zhang Kejian, Director of the Chinese Atomic Energy Agency, to the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Grossi. Wang Qun said that the medical supplies donated by the Chinese government include new Coronavirus detection equipment and reagents, and he is also willing to provide expert services for institutions to organize regional and national level virus detection training.
Wang Qun emphasized that the new Coronavirus epidemic is a common challenge facing humankind and requires the international community to work together in the spirit of multilateralism. At present, with the efforts of the Chinese government and people, China’s epidemic prevention and control work has achieved phased victories. However, the epidemic has no national boundaries, and the international community is still facing the risk of spreading and spreading the epidemic.
The IAEA has accumulated a wealth of technology and experience in virus detection, and has played an active role in fighting the Ebola epidemic. China firmly supports and appreciates the institution’s launch of a technical cooperation project in response to the new Coronavirus epidemic, and is willing to work with the international community, including the institution, to fight the epidemic, and work actively to build a community of shared future for mankind.
Grossi thanked China for its timely and important donation and said that the epidemic brought unprecedented challenges to the international community.
The International Atomic Energy Agency received requests for assistance from many member states, and therefore initiated a technical cooperation project in response to the new Coronavirus epidemic. China’s achievements in dealing with the epidemic are impressive, and the relevant experience is of great significance for countries to fight against the epidemic. The donation from China is a powerful promotion for the institution to advance the technical cooperation plan for response to the epidemic.
The institution also particularly welcomes the provision of expert services for virus detection training by the institution, which has important practical significance for countries in need to fight the epidemic. The agency is willing to continue to deepen cooperation with China and work together to overcome the epidemic at an early date.