|President Xi Jinping Sends Message of Sympathy to President Sergio Mattarella of Italy|
President Xi Jinping sent a message to President Sergio Mattarella of Italy, conveying the sympathies of the Chinese government and people to the Italian government and people over the COVID-19 outbreak.
Xi highlighted mutual support and cooperation for win-win results as the defining feature of the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries. He affirmed the strong support of the Chinese government and people for Italy's epidemic response in this trying time, and offered cooperation and assistance.
Xi noted that mankind, as a community with a shared future, can only counter global risks and challenges through unity and coordination. Working hand in hand, China, Italy and the rest of the international community will be able to tide over the difficulties, defeat the virus at an early date, and protect the health and safety of the Chinese, the Italian and other people around the world.
Xi expressed his confidence that this joint fight against the epidemic, taking place in a year that China and Italy celebrate the 50th anniversary of bilateral ties, will further strengthen the longstanding friendship and enrich the cooperation between the two countries.