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COVID-19: China seeks cooperation with Japan, South Korea against cross border infections

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Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday night called for coordination with South Korea and Japan against the cross-border spread of the COVID-19 in separate phone calls with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.

Wang told South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha that China and South Korea should jointly strive to minimize the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on bilateral exchanges as well as economic and trade cooperation.

Wang suggested that on the basis of effective epidemic prevention and control, the two countries should help their affected industries and enterprises ride out the current difficulties, maintain the stability of their industrial and supply chains, and enhance bilateral practical cooperation.
Wang thanked South Korea for its help and support for China in the fight against the disease, and spoke of highly of the swift and effective measures Seoul took to prevent and control the COVID-19.

Kang said there is a reason behind the mounting number of infected cases in South Korea and his country has confidence to curb the disease from further spreading and is willing to work with China to jointly face down the challenge.

By the end of Wednesday, a total of 78,497 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection had been reported in 31 provincial-level regions on the Chinese mainland, and 2,744 people had died of the disease.

SOURCE : CGTN

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