|President Xi Jinping Sends Message of Sympathy to President Charles Michel of the European Council and President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission|
On 13 March, President Xi Jinping sent a message to President Charles Mitchel of the European Council and President Ursula von der Leyen of the European Commission, conveying sympathies to the EU and the people of its member states over the COVID-19 outbreak.
Xi noted the sympathies and support for China's epidemic response extended in various forms by the EU and its member states, underscoring the power of solidarity. He affirmed China's strong support for Europe's fight against the disease and China's readiness to help Europe clinch an early victory. Guided by a vision of a community with a shared future for mankind, China will step up coordination and cooperation with Europe in bilateral and international contexts to jointly safeguard regional and global public health security and to protect the lives, safety and health of people in both sides and beyond.
Xi stressed his deep commitment to growing China-EU relations and his readiness to work with the EU side to deepen the partnership for peace, growth, reform and civilization and the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two sides, thus contributing to world peace, stability and prosperity.