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FM Shah Mahmood talks to Chinese counterpart on Coronavirus situation

FM Shah Mahmood talks

FM Shah Mahmood talks to Chinese counterpart on Coronavirus situation.

 

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi reiterated their resolve to continue coordinated consultations to overcome challenge posed by Coronavirus pandemic.

During a telephonic conversation, the two leaders discussed matters pertaining to bilateral cooperation.

FM Shah Mahmood talks

Specially, they discussed matters on prevailing Coronavirus situation at regional and international level.

Shah Mahmood said Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan has appealed to international stakeholders for urgent debt relief for developing countries.

He also underlined the need to enhance the scope of facilitation about debt relief for poor economies so they can deal more effectively with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Foreign Minister underlined that the Covid-19 has a devastating impact on global economy and its aftermath are far more severe than the Great Depression.

He underscored that Pakistan and China are All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partners and have preserved the fine tradition of solidarity, mutual assistance and mutual support.

He thanked the Government and people of China for extending solidarity and moral and material support to Pakistan in the wake of outbreak of Covid-19.

FM underscored that generous donations and assistance sent by China, for Pakistan, to contain coronavirus were greatly appreciated by Pakistan and its people.

He expressed delight that lockdown from Wuhan has been lifted and normalcy has resumed in Wuhan and Hubei province.

Shah Mahmood also thanked China for sending a team of medical experts to Pakistan to help fight the pandemic.

The Chinese medical team, he added, had strengthened Pakistan’s capacity to control Covid-19 through sharing their experience and expertise with our medical community.

Chinese Foreign Minister

Meanwhile, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi thanked Shah Mahmood Qureshi for reaching out to China.

He appreciated Pakistan’s thoughtful and timely gesture.

He assured that China will support Prime Minister Imran Khan’s initiative at the G-20 as well as other relevant fora.

Wang Yi underlined that Covid-19 had posed great danger to global economic and stability and coordinated and equitable efforts were needed to deal with its aftermath.

The Chinese Foreign Minister maintained that during President Dr. Arif Alvi’s recent visit to China, Pakistani and Chinese leaders had reached a consensus to jointly fight Covid-19.

He said Beijing is thankful to Islamabad for the support it extended to China in battling Covid-19 and now Chinese people and government are extending support to Pakistan to help it contain the pandemic.

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