Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in Beijing on Monday that China will adhere to solidarity and mutual assistance and work with other countries to finally defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. Wang made the remarks at the special event of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to introduce Hubei Province to the world, with the theme Hubei Heroic: Reborn for New Glories.
The anti-epidemic efforts in Hubei are an epitome of China's anti-epidemic efforts and a display of Chinese spirit and strength, Wang said. Noting that April 8 marked the first anniversary of the lifting of the COVID lockdown. -19 in Wuhan, Wang said that as the first place to report the epidemic and the first to control it, the first anniversary of the end of lockdown in Wuhan is commemorated and celebrated by the Chinese people and attracts much attention around the world.
Hubei and the provincial capital Wuhan had been the front line and main battlefield in the fight against the epidemic, and the people there not only made great sacrifices for China to overcome the epidemic, but also made important contributions to the global fight. against COVID-19, Wang said.
After bringing the epidemic under control, he said, people in Hubei immediately embarked on a new journey to restore economic and social development, and achieved fruitful results in promoting post-epidemic recovery as well as economic and social development. stable.
"Economic growth is expected to reach more than 10 percent in Hubei this year," added Wang.
In fighting the epidemic in Hubei and Wuhan, China received support and help from many countries, he noted, adding that after the pandemic spread globally, China also provided assistance to other nations.
"This unprecedented epidemic has made us deeply realize that the world is really a community with a shared future," he said.
Noting that the COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading globally and that the global economy continues to face the risk of recession, Wang called on countries to unite and fight "vaccine nationalism."
Wang said that so far China has provided anti-epidemic materials to more than 160 countries and international organizations around the world and is providing urgently needed vaccines to more than 100 countries and international organizations.
China will continue to make efforts to maintain the stability of the global supply chain for materials against the epidemic and provide support to countries in need, he said.
"China will adhere to solidarity and mutual assistance and join with other countries to finally defeat the COVID-19 pandemic," Wang said. China will adhere to openness and cooperation, and will work with other countries to promote the recovery of the world economy, he added.
"China, which continues to open up more to the outside world, will further deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries and inject greater impetus into the recovery of the global economy," Wang said.
Noting that China will uphold multilateralism, Wang said the country will raise the banner of a community with a shared future for humanity, adhere to the principle of broad consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, safeguard the international order based on the Charter of the United Nations and improve the global governance system. / Xinhua