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Xi Jinping Spoke by Telephone with the Presidents of Russia, Uzbekistan and Portugal Respectively
2020-05-09

On the evening of May 8, President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Russian President Putin.

 

Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, extended warm festival congratulations to Putin and the Russian people on the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War on May 9. Xi Jinping stressed that the Second World War was an unprecedented catastrophe in human history. As the main battlefields in Asia and Europe, China and Russia have made great national sacrifices and made indelible contributions to winning the final victory of the Second World War and saving mankind from danger. This period of history is worth remembering forever. The Chinese and Russian peoples fought side by side to build a great friendship, providing inexhaustible strong impetus for Sino-Russian relations and the friendship between the two peoples from generation to generation. As major victors in World War II and permanent members of the UN Security Council, China and Russia shoulder the special mission of maintaining world peace and security and promoting human development and progress. China is willing to work with Russia to firmly safeguard the victory of the Second World War and international fairness and justice, support and practice multilateralism, and always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that at present, the international community is fighting the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic. Under your personal command, the effectiveness of Russia's prevention and control measures is gradually showing. China is confident that Russia will finally overcome the epidemic and will continue to firmly provide support to Russia. The international community should carry forward the spirit of the World Anti-Fascist War, make concerted efforts, unite and help each other, actively practice the concept of a community of human destiny, and jointly win this battle to safeguard the lives and health of the people of all countries. I believe that with the joint efforts of China, Russia and the international community, we will surely defeat all kinds of viruses and win the final victory of this war.

 

Putin said that the people of Russia and China made great sacrifices for the victory of the Second World War. At this historic moment of celebrating the 75th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War, Russia is willing to strengthen comprehensive strategic cooperation with China, demonstrate its determination to jointly safeguard world peace, and will not allow any words or deeds that attempt to falsify or forget history. Thanks to China's provision of humanitarian assistance and medical protective equipment, Russia is willing to learn from China's prevention and control experience and carry out vaccine research and development cooperation. Russia opposes individual forces accusing China of the epidemic and will stand firmly with China. Russia is willing to strengthen communication and cooperation with China under the framework of BRICS countries and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. I look forward to maintaining close contact with you.

 

On the evening of May 7, President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Uzbek President Mirziyoyev.

 

On behalf of the Chinese government and the Chinese people, Xi Jinping expressed sincere condolences and firm support to the Uzbek government and people in their fight against novel coronavirus pneumonia. Xi Jinping pointed out that the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic has once again proved that only building a community of human destiny is the right path for the world. In this struggle, which concerns the health and well-being of all mankind and the development and prosperity of the world, unity and cooperation are the most powerful weapons. All countries in the world should replace differences with unity, eliminate prejudices with rationality, unite a strong joint force to fight the epidemic, strengthen cooperation, overcome difficulties together and safeguard the common homeland of mankind.

 

Xi Jinping stressed that it is a fine tradition for China-Uzbekistan relations to share weal and woe and help each other through thick and thin. When China was at its peak in fighting the epidemic, your government and all sectors of society extended a helping hand to China. The epidemic situation in Uzbekistan also affects the hearts of the Chinese people. Aid supplies from the Chinese government, relevant localities and enterprises have arrived in your country one after another. Experts from the two countries exchanged anti-epidemic experiences via video link. China will continue to provide support and assistance to Uzbekistan in its fight against the epidemic. It is hoped that Uzbekistan will continue to provide guarantee for the normal work and life of Chinese citizens in Uzbekistan. I believe that under your strong leadership, the Uzbek people will be able to overcome the epidemic. China-Uzbekistan relations have a solid foundation and great potential. The two sides should continue to firmly support each other, turn challenges into opportunities, flexibly promote all-round cooperation between the two countries while jointly fighting the epidemic, ensure the smooth implementation of the "the Belt and Road Initiative" project agreed upon by the two sides, continuously deepen cooperation within multilateral frameworks such as WHO, and work together to safeguard world peace and development.

 

Mirziyoyev said that thanks to China's valuable experience and help, Uzbekistan has achieved remarkable results in epidemic prevention and control. I look forward to meeting you as soon as possible after the epidemic to promote the continuous development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and China in various fields.

 

On the evening of May 7, President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with Portuguese President De Sousa.

 

Xi Jinping stressed that after the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, you wrote to express condolences to the Chinese people, for which I am grateful. China and Portugal work together. China firmly supports Portugal's efforts to combat the epidemic and is willing to continue to provide assistance within its capabilities and actively assist Portugal in purchasing and transporting medical supplies in China. It is hoped that after the epidemic, the two sides will deepen cooperation in various fields, promote the co-construction of the "the Belt and Road Initiative", explore tripartite cooperation in public health and other fields, and promote greater development of China-Portugal comprehensive strategic partnership. I cherish my friendship with you and am willing to keep in touch with you.

 

Xi Jinping pointed out that the history of human civilization is the history of human beings fighting and overcoming various disasters. It is our historical responsibility to better safeguard the health and well-being of the people of all countries and promote economic and social development. Only by uniting and cooperating with the feelings of common destiny can countries solve various century-old problems and challenges and move forward towards the goal of building a community of human destiny. We must firmly support the United Nations and WHO to play their due roles in coordinating international anti-epidemic cooperation. We must also strengthen macroeconomic policy coordination and maintain the stability of the global industrial chain and supply chain. China and Europe, China and Portugal should make active efforts together.

 

De Sousa expressed thanks to China for its valuable support and help, which has made important contributions to Portugal's fight against the epidemic. I look forward to meeting you as soon as possible after the epidemic to jointly promote Portugal-China friendly cooperation.