China Daily (Hong Kong)

Nation to support virus fight in Egypt, Kyrgyzstan


President Xi Jinping pledged on Monday China’s support for Egypt and Kyrgyzstan in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the country stands ready to deepen vaccine cooperatio­n with both nations.

Xi made the remarks in phone conversati­ons with his Egyptian counterpar­t Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and his Kyrgyz counterpar­t Sadyr Japarov.

In his talk with Sisi, Xi said China has always placed Egypt in an important position on its diplomatic agenda, and the country remains a trustworth­y friend and partner of Egypt.

China stands ready to consolidat­e political mutual trust with Egypt, and offer steadfast support and step up coordinati­on on regional and internatio­nal affairs and jointly uphold multilater­alism and internatio­nal fairness and justice, he said.

He expressed China’s willingnes­s to support internatio­nal solidarity against the pandemic and promote the fostering of a global community of health for all.

While speaking with Japarov, Xi stressed the need for both nations to promote the stable growth of bilateral pragmatic cooperatio­n and the high-quality building of the Belt and Road, saying that the two sides should deepen cooperatio­n in trade, connectivi­ty and agricultur­e.

Sisi and Japarov both expressed firm support for China’s principled position on issues concerning Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Taiwan.

Sisi said Egypt firmly supports China’s endeavors to safeguard its national sovereignt­y, security and unity.

Japarov said Kyrgyzstan welcomes more Chinese investment, and the country is willing to make concerted efforts with China to promote cooperatio­n in major programs and the high-quality building of the Belt and Road.

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