Jordanian officials, experts hail China's anti-coronavirus cooperation with Jordan

Source: Xinhua| 2020-06-24 22:19:39|Editor: huaxia

AMMAN, June 24 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian officials and experts praize China's anti-coronavirus cooperation with Jordan.

"Since the outbreak of the coronavirus in Jordan, we started cooperating with China in this regard, and our cooperation is solid," Jordan's Health Minister Saad Jaber said in response to Xinhua's question during a press conference in Amman on Tuesday.

"We have been granted and imported lots of medical equipment from China, and we got reports from China about the situation there... Our cooperation with the Chinese embassy is firm, and we exchange information," Jaber said.

"We are closely following up on the development of a vaccine in China, and once it's proven successful, we will seek to acquire the vaccine from China, for the benefit of Jordanian citizens," he added.

Nazir Obaidat, a spokesperson of the Jordanian Health Ministry's National Epidemiological Committee, told Xinhua that Jordan implements the same COVID-19 prevention and control measures China has adopted.

Samer Khair Ahmed, a Jordanian expert on the Arab-China relations, said that China shares anti-coronavirus experiences with and offers medical equipment to Jordan and other countries.

Former Jordanian expert at the Investment Promotion Commission Mazen Marji said China plays a vital role in fighting COVID-19 as well as in maintaining the stability and growth of the world after the pandemic.

China has supported Jordan's fight against the pandemic.

On May 31, China donated a batch of medical supplies to Jordan to help combat the coronavirus.

The donation includes 10,000 medical protection gears, 60,000 medical face masks, 10,000 gloves, 200 body temperature scanning devices and 20,000 testing kits, Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang said in a statement.

On April 4, a batch of medical supplies was donated to Jordan by China's Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation. On April 27, China's State Development & Investment Corporation (SDIC), a key partner of Jordan's Arab Potash Company, donated medical supplies worth 1.2 million U.S. dollars to help Jordan fight COVID-19. Enditem