Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that his country was ready to organize emergency supplies of medicines to Russia to tackle the novel coronavirus, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, APA reports citing TASS.
"As a sign of gratitude for Russia’s support, we are ready to actively work on the issue of offering aid in return, in the form of supplies of goods for your country’s emergency needs," the foreign ministry quoted Wang Yi as saying in a phone conversation with Lavrov.
According to the Chinese foreign minister, Beijing is interested in stepping up cooperation with Moscow to tackle the coronavirus infection. He said that this task required a team effort from the international community.
The Chinese top diplomat also thanked Russia for supporting China when the coronavirus outbreak in the country was at its peak.