Beijing, March 19 (China Daily): China will hold a video conference with more than 10 countries in the European-Central Asian region and South Asia on prevention and control of novel coronavirus disease on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang announced.
Officials from China’s Foreign Ministry, National Health Commission and General Administration of Customs will attend the conference. In Sri Lanka, the video conference will be held at the Ministry of Health at 12.30 pm.
Those countries have lent powerful support to China since the outbreak, and are facing increasing challenges posed by the virus, Geng said on Thursday.
Some have requested China’s assistance and are eager to learn from its experience in fighting the disease, Geng said, adding that China will support and work with its friendly neighbors to overcome the pandemic.
(The cartoon at the top on what various countries are doing to combat COVID-19 is by Cai Meng;CHINA DAILY)