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Chinese President Xi Jinping Writes to Prime Minister Modi and Offers Help to Fight the Rise of Covid-19 | India News


BEIJING: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the coronavirus pandemic in India and offered to provide support and assistance in dealing with the current increase in Covid-19 cases in the country.
President Xi sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister Modi on the Covid-19 pandemic in India, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
In his message, Xi said that China is willing to strengthen pandemic cooperation with India and provide support and aid to the country, according to the report.
On Thursday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi vowed to do everything possible to support India’s fight against the rise of Covid-19, saying anti-pandemic materials produced in China were entering India at a faster rate. .
In his letter to Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, Wang said that the Chinese side “shares empathy for the challenges facing India and expresses its sincere sympathy.”
“The coronavirus is the common enemy of humanity, and the international community needs solidarity and coordination for a concerted response. The Chinese side strongly supports the government and people of India in the fight against the pandemic,” he wrote in the letter, The copy of which was tweeted by the Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong.
Wang said anti-pandemic materials produced in China are entering India at a faster rate to help India fight the epidemic.
“The Chinese side will continue to do its best to provide support and help according to the needs of India. We hope and believe that under the leadership of the Indian government, the Indian people will surely prevail over the epidemic at an early date,” he added. added.
The messages from President Xi and Foreign Minister Wang came even as the armies of the two countries have yet to resolve the disengagement of the remaining areas of eastern Ladakh after the withdrawal from the Pangong Lake area in February.
India recorded 3,86,452 new coronavirus infections on Friday, the highest increase in a single day so far, bringing the total Covid-19 case count to 1.87,62,976, while active cases crossed the mark. from 31 lakh. The death toll increased to 2.08,330 with 3,498 new deaths.

Times of India