On April 30, 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a telephone conversation with Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar.
Wang Yi said China is very concerned about the new round of COVID-19 in India.President Xi Jinping today sent a message of condolence to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.As a close neighbor and partner, China fully understands the challenges facing India and is ready to provide support and assistance to the best of its ability.The Red Cross Society of China, local governments, non-governmental friendship organizations and enterprises have extended assistance to the Indian side.China hopes and believes that the Indian government and people will achieve victory in the fight against the epidemic.
Wang Yi said that to further support India's fight against the epidemic, China is willing to take the following measures according to India's needs. First, China will continue to encourage and support Chinese enterprises to speed up production and provide India with anti-epidemic materials.Second, facilitate customs clearance and transportation of anti-epidemic materials purchased by the Indian side.Third, we will organize video exchanges between health and epidemic prevention experts of the two countries to share experience and effective measures in fighting the epidemic.
On behalf of the Indian government and people, Jaishankar thanked President Xi Jinping for his message of condolence to Prime Minister Modi and thanked China for its goodwill and solidarity and strong support for India's purchase of anti-epidemic materials.The epidemic is a global challenge that calls for joint efforts by all parties. The cooperation measures proposed by China are very important and India is ready to further strengthen cooperation with China in fighting the epidemic.
The two sides also exchanged views on bilateral relations and global cooperation.