On the evening of May 13, President Xi Jinping spoke by telephone with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Xi Jinping stressed that through hard work, the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic in both China and South Korea has been effectively controlled. In the process of jointly fighting the epidemic, China-South Korea has always been helping each other through thick and thin, supporting each other and helping each other. China-South Korea took the lead in establishing a joint defense and control cooperation mechanism, setting a record of "zero import" of mutual epidemics. On the premise of preventing and controlling the epidemic, the two sides have also taken the lead in opening a "fast channel" for the exchange of important and urgently needed personnel to ensure the smooth operation of the regional industrial chain, supply chain and logistics chain. China-South Korea's anti-epidemic cooperation has been fruitful. It has not only served the overall situation of the two countries in fighting the epidemic, explained the principle of "good neighbors cannot be exchanged with money", but also accumulated useful experience and set a model of cooperation for the global anti-epidemic. China is willing to continue to strengthen joint defense and control, drug and vaccine research and development cooperation with South Korea, support WHO to play its due role, strengthen communication and coordination within multilateral frameworks such as the United Nations, the Group of Twenty, ASEAN, China, Japan and South Korea, and continuously promote bilateral and international anti-epidemic cooperation.
Xi Jinping pointed out that China-South Korea is a friendly neighbor that cannot be moved away. The two countries have more and more common interests in achieving common development and prosperity, maintaining regional peace and stability, safeguarding multilateralism and free trade, and have more and more room to expand practical cooperation in various fields and better benefit the two peoples. I attach great importance to the development of China-South Korea's relations and am willing to strengthen strategic communication with you to lead China-South Korea's relations to a higher level.
Moon Jae-in said that under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has achieved remarkable results in fighting novel coronavirus pneumonia. I highly value this and wish the upcoming NPC and CPPCC a complete success. South Korea and China have similar ideas and measures to fight the epidemic. Anti-epidemic cooperation has been fruitful. In particular, it has taken the lead in opening a "fast channel", which has sent a strong signal of unity and cooperation between the two countries and set an example for the world. South Korea is willing to continue communication and cooperation with China and play a positive role in promoting the international community to strengthen unity and mutual trust and overcome the epidemic. South Korea looks forward to maintaining close communication with China to promote the continuous development of South Korea-China relations.