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Saudi king dials Chinese president to discuss novel coronavirus control

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

07th Feb, 2020. 07:28 pm
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Saudi King and Chinese President

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping by phone on Thursday, discussing ongoing battle against the epidemic.

According to the sources, Xi said he deeply appreciates that King Salman and the Saudi side have repeatedly expressed their firm support to China at this critical moment when China is fighting the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, which has fully demonstrated the sincere friendship and the high level of comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

Saudi Arabia’ King Salman, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, ordered the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Action to send urgent aid to China in its fight against coronavirus.

Xi said that the whole country has taken actions, and become a nation of one mind to deal with the epidemic since the outbreak, adding that China has adopted the most thorough and strict prevention and control measures and waged a people’s war on the epidemic.

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Earlier on today, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan, Yao Jing said that the Coronavirus catastrophe would not stop the economic cooperation between China and Pakistan.

Radio Pakistan reported that “We are thankful to the Pakistani government and people for showing solidarity in our difficult time which provide us strength and more confidence”, he said while addressing a special Seminar titled “Six Years of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)”.

The seminar was organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) in collaboration with Islamabad Stock Exchange (ISE) here.

He said that after six years successful implementation of CPEC project under the umbrella of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), it is now established that CPEC and other corridors under BRI are projects of international cooperation, where 126 countries joined these projects.

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