BEIJING, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that cooperation between China and South Korea against the COVID-19 pandemic is effective and has contributed useful experience to and set a good example of cooperation for the global fight against the coronavirus disease.
Xi made the remarks in a telephone conversation in the night with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
China and South Korea took the lead in establishing a cooperation mechanism on joint prevention and control of the epidemic, and have each registered not a single case imported from the other, Xi noted.
While maintaining effective COVID-19 prevention and control, the two sides also took the lead in opening a "fast-track lane" for essential personnel on urgent visits to ensure the smooth operation of industrial chains, supply chains and logistics chains in the region, he added.
Their effective cooperation, Xi pointed out, has contributed to both countries' combat against the contagious illness, and also illustrated the principle that "a good neighbor is not to be traded for gold."
Moon, for his part, said his country and China have similar approaches and measures in combating COVID-19, and their anti-epidemic cooperation has been fruitful.
In particular, he noted, the two countries took the lead in creating the "fast-track lane," which has sent a strong signal about their solidarity and cooperation and also presented a good model for the world. Enditem