Chinese state councilor to attend video meeting of SCO FMs

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-12 19:53:35|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, May 12 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will attend a video meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) foreign ministers Wednesday, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced Tuesday.

Wang and other member states' foreign ministers will discuss in depth issues including global cooperation on fighting COVID-19, international and regional situations, and the future development of the SCO, spokesperson Zhao Lijian told a press briefing.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the SCO member states are committed to advocating the "Shanghai spirit," actively carrying out anti-epidemic cooperation and taking concrete actions to put into practice the vision of building a community with a shared future for humanity, he said.

During China's fight against the epidemic, leaders of other member states have expressed sympathy and support to China and provided medical aid.

China relates to other member states affected by the disease and has provided timely assistance to the best of its ability, including holding video conferences among experts to share experience in epidemic prevention and control, sending multiple medical teams or joint working groups for exchange and guidance on-site, and providing urgently needed medical supplies, Zhao said.

Calling the SCO a regional organization with great influence, Zhao said: "It is believed that all parties will take this meeting as an opportunity to enhance unity and cooperation, deepen cooperation in various fields, and promote the SCO to make its due contribution to strengthening international anti-epidemic cooperation and safeguarding regional security and development." Enditem