Tunisian FM hails China’s efforts to combat COVID-19

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Tunisian Foreign Minister Noureddine Erray (2nd L, Front) visits the project site of Tunisian diplomatic academy which is constructed by a Chinese company in Tunis, Tunisia, on March 6, 2020. (Photo by Adele Ezzine/Xinhua)
Tunisian Foreign Minister Noureddine Erray (2nd L) visits the project site of Tunisian diplomatic academy which is constructed by a Chinese company in Tunis, Tunisia, on March 6, 2020. (Photo by Adele Ezzine/Xinhua)

Tunisian Foreign Minister Noureddine Erray on Friday expressed support for China’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus.

The foreign minister made the remarks during his visit to the project site of Tunisian diplomatic academy which is constructed by a Chinese company.

“We fully believe that China has the ability to control and defeat the epidemic. Tunisia stands firmly with the Chinese side and is willing to work with the China to fight the epidemic,” the minister said.

He added that the academy is a landmark project of cooperation between the two countries, which fully reflects the friendly relationship.

He stressed that the two sides should further strengthen cooperation, adding that “we are committed to expanding the friendly cooperative relations between Tunisia and China into other fields.”

Chinese Ambassador to Tunisia Wang Wenbin thanked the Tunisian government for its support for China’s fight against the epidemic.

He said that the Chinese government is confident and capable to win the battle against COVID-19.

Wang added that China is willing to join hands with the international community, including Tunisia, to fight the virus and promote bilateral cooperation.

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