China, Africa working together to defeat COVID-19 in Africa

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-19 18:39:31|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on Aug. 18, 2020, shows China's donation of medical supplies in Accra, Ghana. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

A Chinese diplomat says China will continue to work with Ghana and other African countries to win the war against COVID-19.

ACCRA, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to work with Ghana and other African countries to win the war against COVID-19, the Chinese embassy in Ghana said.

"China and Ghana are bound to defeat the pandemic and embrace a more promising future," said Zhu Jing, charge d'affaires of the embassy, while handing over medical supplies to the Ghana-China Friendship Association.

"China is ready to work closely with Ghanaian counterpart to implement the measures laid out at the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19 to help Africa win the battle against the virus," said Zhu on Tuesday.

Zhu Jing (C), charge d'affaires of the Chinese embassy in Ghana poses for a photo with Kojo Amoo-Gottfried (R), President of Ghana-China Friendship Association during a donation ceremony in Accra, Ghana, Aug. 18, 2020. (Xinhua/Xu Zheng)

President of the association Kojo Amoo-Gottfried, who received the medical supplies on behalf of his association, said that "the Chinese have always had this kind gesture, particularly to Africa. The relationship between China and Ghana has been improving from year to year and we intend to lift it higher."

Amoo-Gottfried assured his association would work to deepen the ties between the two countries.

Ghana recorded its first two cases of COVID-19 on March 12 and China was the first country to send medical supplies to the West African country to fight the pandemic.

China's local authorities and companies are also providing various forms of assistance to Ghanaians in their quest to defeat the virus.