DHAKA, March 31 (Xinhua) -- China has reiterated its commitment to supporting Bangladesh's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We shall stay with Bangladesh in combating the disease and addressing the medical needs," Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming said Monday in an open letter released by the Chinese Embassy.
The ambassador said China has donated 40,500 test reagents, 15,000 surgical N95 masks, 300,000 medical masks, 10,000 protective gowns and 1,000 infrared thermometers to Bangladesh for medical workers and others who are most in need, with more supplies to arrive in the near future.
The Chinese Embassy is organizing a video conference between top Chinese medical experts and Bangladeshi doctors and nurses to provide training and instructions for managing the disease, Li said.
"We shall stay with Bangladesh in the implementation of key cooperation projects to make sure that both during and after the epidemic, Bangladeshi workers on the projects will remain employed and the construction will go on as the sutiation permits."
"We shall stay with Bangladesh in our bilateral trade and supply chains to help Bangladesh stabilize its market share and keep local factories up and running to produce critical medical equipment, with the Chinese airlines remaining in operation," Li wrote in the letter.
Noting that this year marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Chinese Ambassador said "The Chinese side will work hand in hand with the government of Bangladesh and all sectors of Bangladeshi society to contain the situation, overcome the temporary difficulties and emerge from the crisis with even stronger partnership."
"Through solidarity and mutual support, China and Bangladesh will prevail over this outbreak, and together we shall embrace a brighter future for the mankind," he added.