Arab League Deputy Secretary General Hossam Zaki (left) and Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang pose for a photo during the handover ceremony at Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt , July 5, 2020. The Cairo-based Arab League received a batch of anti-coronavirus medical aid from the Chinese government on Sunday. (Xinhua / Ahmed Gomaa)
CAIRO, July 5 (Xinhua) – The Cairo-based Arab League received a consignment of coronavirus medical aid from the Chinese government on Sunday.
The aid shipment was delivered to Arab League officials at the Pan-Arab organization’s headquarters in Cairo by Chinese Ambassador to Egypt Liao Liqiang.
“After the outbreak of the virus, China provided a large number of medical equipment to Arab countries, shared the experience and technology of combating the virus with Arab countries,” Liao told reporters.
China has held video conferences of health experts with 21 Arab countries and sent medical teams to eight Arab countries, he said.
China has also helped Arab countries source anti-virus hardware from China and supported the orderly resumption of production in Arab countries, the Chinese ambassador added.
Liao expressed China’s hope to work with Arab countries to strengthen mutual political trust, deepen win-win cooperation, build a Sino-Arab community of destiny in a new era, and promote Sino-Arab strategic partnership to a new level.
Hossam Zaki, assistant secretary general of the Arab League, expressed his gratitude for China’s medical assistance.
“This reflects the depth of cooperation and friendship between the Arab League and China, especially in light of the current circumstances and the challenges facing the world,” he said.
The shipment contains several types of face masks, he said, adding that this is part of strengthening mutual cooperation between the two sides to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Final element