It’s a particular go to at a particular time. H.E. Dr Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, visited China on March 16 and 17, 2020. As President Xi Jinping mentioned through the assembly with President Arif Alvi, “China is deeply grateful for Pakistan’s support. Facts have proved once again that China and Pakistan are true friends who share weal and woe and good brothers who share each other’s joys and sorrows. The special friendship is a historical choice, and is deeply rooted in the hearts of the two peoples. No matter how the international situation changes, China will always stand firmly with Pakistan, and is committed to deepening the ironclad China-Pakistan friendship, so as to make China-Pakistan relations a model for building a community with a shared future for humanity, and better benefit the two peoples.”
Over the previous two months, the Chinese language authorities and its entire nation have taken essentially the most complete, thorough and strictest measures to stop and management the outbreak of COVID-19. We extremely respect the solidarity and assist prolonged by Pakistan on this regard. Each President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan wrote letters to the Chinese language management, and hailed their response as a mannequin for the world. Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to as President Xi Jinping to specific his assist. The Nationwide Meeting and the Senate of Pakistan each adopted resolutions to indicate solidarity with China. Throughout our most troublesome time, Pakistan overcame its personal difficulties and offered urgently-needed medical tools which grew to become the most well-liked matter within the Chinese language media. Many Pakistani residents and college students in China grew to become volunteers and labored shoulder to shoulder with the Chinese language individuals. They’re pleasant ambassadors from Pakistan and have gained hearts of the Chinese language individuals.
Because of the robust management of President Xi Jinping, the Chinese language authorities in any respect ranges, with the unremitting efforts and sacrifice of the individuals throughout the nation, has overcome the troublesome time; and the epidemic state of affairs in China has improved to a big extent, and the height of the epidemic within the nation is over. Now, whereas implementing the prevention and management of the epidemic with all-out efforts, China has given extra focus to gear the financial improvement. Though the epidemic has impacted China’s economic system within the brief time period, the basics of China’s financial development have been unchanged, and won’t change. We’re assured that China’s economic system will proceed to supply a robust impetus to the world economic system as earlier than.
Based on World Well being Group, COVID-19 might be characterised as a pandemic. It has unfold to greater than 150 international locations and areas. Over 160,000 circumstances have been confirmed and greater than 6,000 individuals have sadly died. A number of the international locations and areas are in a extreme state of affairs. China’s early victory over the epidemic will make an essential contribution to the worldwide struggle. China, as a accountable state, has shared with the world seven editions of pointers on COVID-19 analysis and remedy, six editions of pointers on prevention and management. China helps the UN and the WHO to mobilise worldwide neighborhood to strengthen coverage coordination, and has donated $20 million to the WHO. China is dedicated to serving to creating international locations put together for prevention and management. Guided by its imaginative and prescient of constructing a neighborhood with a shared future for mankind, China will resolutely perform worldwide cooperation on joint prevention and management, unite robust wave to struggle towards the COVID-19, and work collectively to take care of international public well being safety.
Nowadays we’ve got famous that confirmed COVID-19 circumstances are rising in Pakistan. The Chinese language authorities and individuals are intently following the state of affairs. Pakistan has applied Nationwide Motion Plan for COVID-19, and governments at federal and provincial ranges are intently working collectively to struggle towards it. China helps Pakistan’s safety and management measures, and appreciates the efforts made by the federal government and other people of Pakistan.
China and Pakistan are all-weather strategic cooperative companions. We cherish our good custom for mutual assist and help, going via thick and skinny collectively. This time makes no exception. With a view to assist Pakistan for higher prevention and management of the epidemic, the Chinese language authorities has offered three consignments of Coronavirus Testing PCR-kits amounting greater than 30,000, adopted by provides of masks, protecting clothes and different mandatory epidemic prevention services. Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Area of China can be sending its donations. China will present fund to construct an isolation centre for Pakistan in coping with the problem. As at all times, the Chinese language authorities and other people will stand firmly along with our brotherly Pakistani individuals. We are going to take extra measures to assist Pakistan in responding to the epidemic. On the identical time, China is keen to proceed to assist Pakistan in controlling the locust plague. I imagine that by working intently collectively, the all-weather strategic partnership between China and Pakistan can be additional deepened, and the friendship between the 2 peoples consolidated. We will certainly maintain extra stable floor in forging a more in-depth China-Pakistan neighborhood of shared future.
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah wrote in 1947, “We are passing through a period of fear, danger, and menace. We must have faith, unity and discipline.” That is the foremost power that can make Pakistan, China in addition to the worldwide neighborhood lastly win the battle towards the illness.
Printed in The Specific Tribune, March 19th, 2020.