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February 1, 2020

FM Qureshi thanks China for helping Pakistani students

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February 1, 2020

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday had a telephonic conversation with Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and conveyed his condolences on the loss of precious lives due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China.He lauded the relentless efforts undertaken by China for the containment of the virus and underscored that the government and the people of Pakistan stood firmly with China in its resolute and momentous efforts to deal with the virus, a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said here.

On behalf of the government of Pakistan, the foreign minister extended the offer of sending a field hospital to China as well as sending a group of doctors to the brotherly people of China to assist them in the recovery efforts. He hoped that Chinese people under the leadership of President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang would overcome the enormous challenge and emerge stronger in its aftermath.

The foreign minister thanked Chinese authorities for taking pain to help Pakistani students in Wuhan and hoped that Beijing would continue to take best possible measures for the protection of Pakistani nationals in China.

Wang Yi, on behalf of Premier Li Keqiang, conveyed a special message of gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan, underlining that Pakistan has shown tremendous support and solidarity with Chinese people at this difficult time when they are fighting against spread of coronavirus. He thanked Pakistan for the assistance it is rendering to help China deal with the outbreak of the virus. He said China is taking effective, speedy, and urgent measures to contain the virus.

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