DAKAR, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- China will continue to support Senegal in its efforts to stabilize its economy, promote employment and preserve the well-being of the people, and will continue to support it to develop into an emerging country, said Xiao Han, Chinese ambassador to Senegal, Saturday.
In an article published in the newspaper Le Soleil, Ambassador Xiao said that, for more than a year, China, "a friend, partner and brother of Senegal," has fought against the COVID-19 pandemic hand in hand with Senegal.
He recalled that China has "resolutely supported" Senegal in its efforts to revive the Senegalese economy.
According to him, Chinese government and Chinese companies in Senegal have insisted on the practice of "no interruption of work, no withdrawal of capitals and no withdrawal of people on the spot," and have showed the exemplary nature of bilateral relations between the two countries, injecting a new momentum into the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Senegal.
The Chinese ambassador welcomed the arrival of 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine from Sinopharm ordered by Senegalese government, saying that this batch of vaccines could have great effects and provide a timely guarantee of security to frontline health workers as well as to the population at high risk.
Senegal and China will strengthen their cooperation regarding vaccine, said Ambassador Xiao, adding that China will mobilize more international vaccine resources to Senegal and Africa in order to save more precious lives. Enditem