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China will continue to firmly support Pakistan in its fight against COVID-19: Wang Yi

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has reassured that China will continue to firmly support Pakistan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and accord the highest priority to the requirements of its time-tested friend.

The assurance was given when the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephone conversation with Wang Yi.

During the conversation, the Foreign Minister also expressed gratitude to China for earlier gifting Pakistan 1.5 million doses of the Chinese vaccine, underlining that it had played a pivotal role in protecting precious human lives.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi underscored that Pakistan had devised an elaborate plan of vaccination across the Country as part of its endeavours to combat the pandemic.

To reinforce Pakistan’s capacity to effectively and expeditiously fight the pandemic, Qureshi discussed with his Chinese counterpart the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine from China to Pakistan during March-April 2021.

The Foreign Minister also thanked for the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s thoughtful message wishing Prime Minister Imran Khan a speedy recovery from COVID-19.

The State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi also wished the swiftest recovery to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Both foreign ministers reaffirmed their resolve to further deepen the Pakistan-China “All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partnership”.

The two sides also agreed to maintain high-level exchanges.

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