Members of the European Parliament: Now is the time to prove our true strategic partnership. Brussels, China, February 10th (Zhong Hui, China Youth Daily reporter in the EU Ju Hui) Recently, the European Conservative and Reform Party Chairman, European Parliament Chairman of the EU-China Friendship Group Zahadir, Chairman of the European Economic and Social Commission Jashir and other members of the European Parliament expressed their condolences and support to the Chinese side regarding the new crown pneumonia epidemic.
Zahadir, Chairman of the European Conservative and Reform Party Group and Chairman of the European Parliament-China Friendship Group of the European Parliament, extended his condolences and expressed support for the new crown pneumonia epidemic. (Photo from the official website of the European Parliament) Zahadir said that I would like to express our full solidarity with the Chinese people in fighting this dangerous disease. We have noticed the strong leadership of the Chinese government, commitment to maintaining transparency, and taking relevant control measures. We were impressed by China's rapid identification of the virus and sharing of viral gene sequences with other countries, which enabled other countries to carry out rapid diagnosis and self-protection.
The EU and China are strategic partners, and it is time to prove our true strategic partnership. Zahadir said that we welcome the European Commission President von Delaneen's willingness to provide assistance to China during a telephone conversation with Premier Li Keqiang. We are glad to see that the EU Emergency Response Coordination Center has coordinated member states to provide 12 tons of protective materials to China. I hope China can overcome the epidemic as soon as possible. The EU-China Friendship Group of the European Parliament will stand together with the Chinese government and people, always ready and willing to provide help and support, and ensure that the EU continues to provide support to China.
Jahir said that I support China's epidemic prevention and control work, noting that China is working closely with the World Health Organization to share relevant information in a timely manner and make recommendations for prevention and control. Facing huge challenges, China's response is very efficient and transparent, and deserves widespread support from the international community.
Ambassador Zhang Ming, head of the mission to the European Union, pointed out in an interview a few days ago that after the outbreak, China and the EU have maintained close communication. The EU has provided 12 tons of protective materials to China, and the second batch of aid will soon be launched. The more difficult this kind of close communication and collaboration becomes, the more precious it is. It is not only an example of the common maintenance of global and regional public health security among big countries, but also the profound connotation of China-EU comprehensive strategic partnership. (Editor of International Department)