April 10 (EIRNS)— Speaking at the Virtual Informal Conversation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Outbreak of COVID-19 and its implications for human rights, Chen Xu, head of the Chinese Mission to UN Offices at Geneva, said that “guided by the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind,” China is currently making active efforts in honoring its assistance commitment to more than 130 countries and organizations, Xinhua reported yesterday.
From his overview, it is clear that China is the world’s leading nation in assisting other nations, including the U.S., with material goods and expert advice to fight the novel coronavirus.
“China,” he said, “has sent a total of 13 teams of medical experts to eleven countries, and held about 70 video expert conferences with more than 150 countries as well as international organizations.” The countries to whom China has sent medical experts include Italy, Serbia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Laos, Venezuela, the Philippines, and Myanmar.
According to Chinese ambassador Chen, in the course of one month from March 1 to early April, about 3.86 billion masks, 37 million protective suits, and 2.84 million testing reagents for COVID-19 have been exported from China, after customs inspection.
He emphasized that “China is taking real action to promote international public health cooperation. This in itself, is a significant contribution to the international human rights cause.”