|President Xi Jinping Had a Phone Call with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi of the UAE|
President Xi Jinping spoke with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi of the UAE on the phone on 25 February.
President Xi expressed thanks and appreciation to the Crown Prince for offering public support to China's epidemic control efforts at the first instance and to the UAE government and people for providing multiple batches of medical supplies to the Chinese side at a critical moment in China's fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. Such efforts testified to the profound friendship and the strength of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
Xi stressed that since the outbreak, China has put people's life and health first, fully leveraged the strengths of the Chinese system, and adopted the most comprehensive, rigorous and thorough measures to curb the spread of the virus. Such efforts have led to a positive turn in the situation nationwide. China has the confidence, capability and determination to overcome the epidemic. While making every effort for epidemic control, we are also working for the orderly restart of work and production to ensure sustained and sound economic and social development.
Xi noted that guided by the vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, China is making every effort not only to protect the life and health of its own people, but also contribute to global public health security. With an open, transparent and responsible attitude, the Chinese government has been releasing timely information on the epidemic, actively responding to various concerns, and stepping up cooperation with the international community. China will continue to take concrete measures to protect the life and health of foreign nationals in China, including those from the UAE. China will be in close touch with the UAE on the epidemic situation and stands ready to share its experience and best practices on prevention and treatment.
The Crown Prince expressed, on behalf of the UAE government and people, heartfelt sympathies to the Chinese people affected by the epidemic and deep appreciation of China's strong responses. He reaffirmed the UAE's firm support for China's fight against the epidemic and its readiness to provide continued help to the Chinese side as a friend and comprehensive strategic partner of China. He underscored UAE's confidence in the ability of the Chinese people to win an early victory against the epidemic under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping. He said that the people of the UAE would stand firmly with their Chinese brothers through this difficult time and would work with China to deepen mutual support and cooperation so as to secure greater progress in bilateral relations.