Press Release – ‘Pakistan Standing in Solidarity with China: Coronavirus, A Common Global Challenge’

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PRESS RELEASE

Pakistan Standing in Solidarity with China:
Coronavirus, A Common Global Challenge’

February 20, 2020

“At this difficult time, we deeply appreciate the support extended by the government and people of Pakistan since the outbreak of the deadly virus. The Chinese Embassy in Islamabad is working closely with the Government of Pakistan to look after Pakistani students in Wuhan”, This was stated by H.E. Mr. Yao Jing, Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to Pakistan addressing an In-House dialogue held to express solidarity with people and government of China at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad

In his remarks, Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Director General ISSI, expressed solidarity with people of China and urged the international community to come together in support of China. He said that the two countries have always stood together and there has never been any divergence in this relationship.

Earlier, in his introductory remarks Dr. Talat Shabbir, Director China-Pakistan Study Centre, asserted that China has taken decisive and responsible actions to stop the spread of Novel Corona Virus Epidemic. He further said that China will soon overcome this challenge and again embark on its social and economic development. The Dialogue was attended by members of academia, civil society and research faculty of the Institute. Participants shared their views on difficulties being faced by China and its people. Participants strongly opposed discriminatory responses against Chinese people, and lauded handwork and contributions of Chinese public health professionals to stop the spread of epidemic across its border, and ensure global public health. Participants noted that people of Pakistan, and particularly, scholarly community appreciates assistance being extended to Pakistani citizens in China.