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Wang Yi Meets with World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
2021-10-31 22:09

On October 30, 2021 local time,  State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with World Health Organization  (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Rome.

Wang Yi said, for more than a  year, under the personal deployment and command of President Xi Jinping, the  Chinese people have fought the people's war against the COVID-19 pandemic and  achieved major strategic results. While doing its own things well, China always  adheres to the concept of building a global community of health for all,  overcomes its own difficulties and carried out the largest emergency  humanitarian operation since the founding of New China to help countries  alleviate their urgent needs when the world is most urgently needed. China has  given play to its advantages, demonstrated its responsibilities and made its  contributions. The WHO is the central organization in the global fight against  the pandemic. China attaches great importance to the role of the WHO and is  willing to strengthen cooperation in promoting the equitable distribution of  vaccines, the research and development of anti-COVID medicines, and supporting  African countries in the fight against the pandemic, so as to contribute  positive energy to the global anti-pandemic cooperation.

Wang Yi said that unity is the  most powerful weapon in fighting against the pandemic. The global fight against  the pandemic is a major test of multilateralism. He hopes that the WHO will  adhere to a scientific attitude and put people's lives and health first. He also  hopes that the WHO will adhere to solidarity and cooperation, and oppose  "politicizing", "labeling" and "stigmatizing" others in the name of fighting  against the epidemic.

Wang Yi emphasized that the  global origin-tracing of the virus should be conducted in an objective,  scientific and responsible manner. The WHO should guard against all kinds of  political hype, treat all member states as equals and earnestly respect all  countries' sovereignty. China is willing to discuss future cooperation with the  WHO on this basis.

Tedros said, the pandemic is a  common enemy of the world. The WHO appreciates China's solidarity in providing  assistance and supports to all countries in their fight against the pandemic,  appreciates its support to and participation in COVAX, and its positive  contributions to the equitable distribution of vaccines. The WHO has always  adhered to the principles, not yielding to external political pressure, firmly  opposed "blame-shifting", resolutely resisted politicizing the pandemic  response, and will continue to carry out the origin-tracing of the virus with a  scientific attitude.

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