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Xi Jinping Spoke by Telephone with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan Respectively
2020-02-21

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at an appointment on the 20th.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that at the special moment when the Chinese people are struggling to fight the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, Mr. President called to express condolences and support and exchange views with me on deepening bilateral relations, which reflects the friendly feelings of China and South Korea as close neighbors to help each other.

  

Xi Jinping stressed that since the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia, the Chinese government has attached great importance to it and has taken the most comprehensive, strictest and thorough prevention and control measures with the strength of the whole country and unity. After hard work, the epidemic situation has changed positively. The epidemic situation will not shake the solid foundation of China's long-term stable development. We will try our best to minimize the impact of the epidemic and strive to achieve the established economic and social development goals and tasks. China has taken strong prevention and control measures not only to safeguard the life safety and health of the Chinese people, but also to contribute to the world public health cause. Since the outbreak of the epidemic, the South Korean government and all walks of life have expressed their concern and sympathy to China and provided a lot of help and support. We are deeply grateful for this. China will continue to strengthen communication and cooperation with other countries, including South Korea, in an open and transparent manner to jointly deal with the epidemic and promote the health and well-being of the world's people.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that China and South Korea are important neighbors and partners to each other. At present, China-South Korea relations have maintained a good momentum of development. At the end of last year, Mr. President and I met in Beijing and reached many important consensus. It is hoped that the two sides will push the strategic partnership between China and South Korea to a higher level. The impact of the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic on China-South Korea economic and trade cooperation and personnel exchanges is only temporary. I believe that after the victory over the epidemic, the friendly feelings between the Chinese and South Korean peoples will deepen and the exchanges and cooperation between the two sides in various fields will become more active.

 

Moon Jae-in said that the South Korean government and people expressed sincere condolences to the Chinese people for the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic. South Korea positively evaluates China's great efforts to deal with the epidemic and believes that under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, the Chinese people will unite as one and will surely win the epidemic prevention and control war as soon as possible. South Korea and China are close neighbors, and China's difficulties are South Korea's difficulties. South Korea will firmly stand with China and is willing to continue to provide assistance to China in fighting the epidemic, carry out epidemic prevention cooperation with China, and take this opportunity to strengthen cooperation in the field of health between the two sides. Moon Jae-in said that this year is an important year for the development of South Korea-China relations. South Korea is willing to work with China to deepen cooperation in various fields between the two countries and promote new development of bilateral relations.

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping made a phone call with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at an appointment on the 20th.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that the fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia is currently the top priority of the Chinese government. Through the hard work of the vast number of medical personnel and the people of all ethnic groups in the country, the epidemic situation has begun to show positive changes. We are not only confident, capable and sure to win the epidemic prevention and control war, but also can minimize the impact of the epidemic and strive to achieve the economic and social development goals and tasks of this year. We should not only base ourselves on the current situation and resolutely win the epidemic prevention and control war, but also take a long-term view, sum up experience in a timely manner, improve the system and mechanism of major epidemic prevention and control, and improve the national public health emergency management system.

 

Xi Jinping stressed that China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic partners and have a fine tradition of helping each other. After the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, Pakistan immediately voiced its support to China, overcame difficulties and provided valuable material donations to maintain all normal exchanges between the two countries. A few days ago, your National Assembly and Senate passed resolutions respectively to fully support China in its fight against the epidemic. Today, the Prime Minister called to express condolences and support. Facts have proved once again that China and Pakistan are true friends and good brothers sharing weal and woe. We will take good care of our Pakistani brothers and sisters in China as we treat our own citizens.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that China-Pakistan relations have maintained a high level of development. China will always give priority to Pakistan in its peripheral diplomacy, continue to build a high-quality China-Pakistan economic corridor with Pakistan, support and cooperate with each other on major international and regional issues, and make China-Pakistan relations a model for promoting the construction of a community of human destiny.

 

On behalf of the Pakistani government and people, Imran Khan expressed sincere condolences to the Chinese people for the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic and highly appreciated China's effective measures to deal with the epidemic. Imran Khan said that due to China's effective prevention and control, the epidemic has not spread in the world. The whole world thanks and appreciates China's efforts and achievements in dealing with the epidemic. No country can do better than China. Pakistan thanks China for its thoughtful care and assistance to Pakistani citizens in China and is willing to continue to provide help to China in fighting the epidemic. Pakistan firmly believes that China will be able to overcome the epidemic. No matter what happens, all Pakistani people will unswervingly stand with the Chinese people who are brothers and sisters.