On the evening of the 19th, President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Russian President Putin at an appointment.
Xi Jinping pointed out that the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic is fierce and China must face the difficulties and deal with them bravely, because it is not only related to the life safety and health of the Chinese people, but also related to the public health safety of the world. After hard work, the current epidemic prevention and control situation in China continues to improve and the production and living order has been accelerated. We are confident, capable and sure to win the final victory of the epidemic prevention and control war. China is willing to work with other countries, including Russia, to strengthen international epidemic prevention cooperation based on the concept of a community of human destinies, to share prevention and treatment experiences, to promote joint scientific research, to jointly deal with common threats and challenges, and to safeguard global public health safety.
Xi Jinping stressed that at the special moment of fighting the epidemic, China and Russia supported each other, helped each other and carried out close cooperation, reflecting the high level of China-Russian relations in the new era. China -Russian cooperation has a solid foundation and strong endogenous power. The two sides should take the China-Russian Year of Scientific and Technological Innovation as an opportunity to promote cooperation in various fields between the two countries to achieve more results. China firmly supports Russia's important measures to achieve long-term peace and stability in the country. It believes that under the leadership of President Putin, the Russian people will continue to forge ahead in unity and make new achievements along a development path that conforms to their national conditions.
Putin said that the Chinese government has taken effective measures to combat the epidemic, not only controlling the domestic epidemic, but also making important contributions to protecting the health and safety of the world's people. Russia highly appreciates China's efforts and is pleased with them. China extended a timely helping hand to the countries affected by the epidemic, setting a good example for the international community. China's actions are a resounding answer to the provocation and stigmatization of China by individual countries. Russia hopes to continue to support and cooperate closely with China in the fight against the epidemic and continuously deepen Russia-China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.