On March 19, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Health Commission joint held a video conference with 18 European countries on share the experience in tackling the covid-19 pandemic.
The Chinese side introduced the latest progress in the prevention and control of the covid-19 pandemic in China, and stressed that through a series of effective measures, the situation of the epidemic in China has been continuously improved and consolidated. Meanwhile, China has also accumulated important experience for the international community to respond to the coronavirus epidemic situation. It has made a positive contribution to maintaining global and regional public health security. At present, the pandemic is outbreaks in many sources and points around the world, and many confirmed cases have increased significantly in many European countries.
China is willing to always uphold the concept of a community of shared future for mankind and actively strengthen international cooperation in the fight against covid-19 pandemic, including European countries. It is believed that through the joint efforts of all parties, the epidemic situation will be overcome at an early date. China's cooperation with European countries will also usher in new developments.
Chinese experts introduced the Chinese experience and practices in the epidemiological characteristics, prevention and control strategies, and clinical diagnosis and treatment of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, and gave professional and detailed answers to more than 80 questions raised by the foreign party.
Officials and experts from European countries attending the meeting highly appreciated China's resolute and powerful prevention and control measures, and thanked China for holding the meeting in a timely manner. They believed that the meeting was informative, professional and operable, which is of great significance for guiding the epidemic prevention work of European countries in the rapid outbreak period.
All countries sincerely hope to continue to carry out further international cooperation with China on epidemiological research, epidemic prevention and control, vaccine research and development, and medical supplies to win the borderless fight against pandemic.
Earlier, Chinese experts had connected with EU institutions at least three times. Last week (March 13), they also shared the experience to Central and Eastern European countries.
Due to the development of the European epidemic, in order to reduce the gathering, European experts access the meeting from different locations, and some people are attending the meeting at home. There were dozens of access points including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Health Commission, embassies abroad and experts from more than 10 countries. After this meeting, China and European countries have basically reached full coverage of video exchanges for epidemic prevention and control.
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