Jordan, China stood shoulder to shoulder in fight against COVID-19: Envoy

Chinese Ambassador Pan Weifang on Wednesday said Jordan and China have stood shoulder to shoulder in the fight against COVID-19, reflecting the profound friendship between the two peoples.


During the Chinese embassy’s virtual celebration of the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the envoy said that Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, has shown great sympathy and support to the Chinese people in their great fight against the COVID-19, pointing to a message that His Majesty sent to the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and the material and moral support that Jordanians sent.


The Kingdom, he added, also received medical aid from government departments, local governments, and Chinese enterprises to combat the pandemic. Additionally, companies with Chinese investment such as Arab Potash and Atalat Oil Shale Power Station Project have donated to the Ministry of Health and Jordan’s National Aid Fund.


Meanwhile, Jack Ma, founder of China’s Alibaba Group, provided Jordan with testing kits, ventilators, infrared thermometers, medical masks, and protective suits.


The ambassador indicated that China has become Jordan’s third largest trading partner, and this sudden pandemic has had a sure impact on Chinese-Jordanian cooperation, but it will soon disappear because the two countries have huge potential for cooperation in the fields of infrastructure, production capacity, communications and new energy, noting that, in 2019, bilateral trade reached $4.112 billion, up 29.17 percent year-on-year.


He underlined the importance of the 9th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum, which was co-chaired by China and Jordan, adding that, Wang Yi, Chinese State Councillor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, put forward five suggestions at the meeting, namely, strengthening solidarity and cooperation, hand in hand to overcome the COVID-19, firmly supporting each other, safeguarding fairness and justice, adhering to multilateralism, improving global governance, building One Belt And One Road, joining hands for rejuvenation, promoting political dialogue, and bettering the Middle East security.


Source: Jordan News Agency

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