Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the seventy-third World Health Assembly video conference

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 Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the seventy-third World Health Assembly video conference


Novel coronavirus pneumonia, Xi Jinping stressed in his speech that it is of great significance to hold the World Health Assembly at the critical moment when people fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic. The outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia has suddenly spread to more than 210 countries and regions, affecting about 7000000000 people and taking away 30 million peoples precious lives. I would like to express my condolences to the unfortunate victims and to their families. Xi Jinping pointed out that the history of human civilization is also a history of struggle against diseases and disasters. Viruses have no borders and epidemics are ethnical. In the face of the coming epidemic situation, people of all countries bravely move forward, help each other in time and in the same boat, showing the great love of the world and gathering the great power to fight against the epidemic situation.

Xi Jinping stressed that China has effectively reversed the epidemic situation and maintained the safety and health of the people through extremely hard and bitter efforts. With an open, transparent and responsible attitude, China has always informed WHO and relevant countries of the epidemic information in a timely manner, released the virus gene sequence and other information at the first time, shared the prevention and treatment experience with all parties without reservation, and provided as much support and help as possible for countries in need.

Xi Jinping pointed out that the epidemic is still spreading and that prevention and control still need to be worked out. I would like to make the following suggestions.

First, do a good job in epidemic prevention and control. This is a top priority. We should adhere to the principle of people-oriented and life first, scientifically allocate medical forces and important materials, take effective measures in such important fields as protection, isolation, detection, treatment and tracking, and try our best to stop the spread of the epidemic across the world as soon as possible. We need to strengthen information sharing, exchange useful experiences and practices, carry out international cooperation in testing methods, clinical treatment and vaccine drug research and development, and continue to support scientists from all countries in conducting global scientific research on the source and route of transmission of viruses.

Second, play the leading role of who. Under the leadership of director general Tan Desai, who has made great contributions to leading and promoting international cooperation in anti epidemic, which is highly appreciated by the international community. At present, the international anti epidemic is at a critical stage. To support who is to support international anti epidemic cooperation and life saving. China calls on the international community to increase its political support and financial investment in who, mobilize global resources and win the epidemic Resistance War.

Third, increase support for African countries. The public health system of developing countries, especially African countries, is weak. It is the top priority of the international anti epidemic struggle to help them build a strong defense line. More material, technical and human support should be provided to African countries. China has delivered a large number of medical aid materials to more than 50 African countries and the African Union, and has sent five medical expert groups. At present, 46 Chinese medical teams based in Africa are engaged in local anti epidemic operations.

Fifth, restore economic and social development. On the premise of doing a good job in the prevention and control of normalized epidemic situation, countries with conditions should carry out orderly resumption of work and return to school in accordance with the professional advice of who. We need to strengthen international macroeconomic policy coordination, maintain the stability and smooth flow of the global industrial chain supply chain, and try our best to restore the world economy.

Sixth, strengthen international cooperation. Mankind is a community of shared destiny, and unity and cooperation are the most powerful weapons to defeat the epidemic. This is an important experience gained by the international community in the fight against major epidemics such as AIDS, Ebola, avian influenza and influenza A (H1N1), and the right way for people of all countries to cooperate in the fight against the epidemic.

Xi Jinping stressed that China always adheres to the concept of building a community of human destiny, which is responsible for the safety and health of its people, as well as the global public health. In order to promote global anti epidemic cooperation, I announced:

u2014u2014Within two years, China will provide us $2 billion in international assistance to support the epidemic affected countries, especially developing countries, in their fight against the epidemic and in their economic and social recovery and development.

u2014u2014China will cooperate with the United Nations to establish a global humanitarian emergency warehouse and hub in China, strive to ensure the supply chain of anti epidemic materials, and establish a green channel for transportation and customs clearance.

u2014u2014China will establish 30 China Africa counterpart hospital cooperation mechanisms, accelerate the construction of the headquarters of the African Center for Disease Control and prevention, and help Africa improve its disease prevention and control capabilities.

u2014u2014After the R & D of Chinas new crown vaccine is completed and put into use, it will make Chinas contribution as a global public product to realize the accessibility and affordability of vaccine in developing countries.

Xi Jinping finally appealed to us to join hands to protect the lives and health of all peoples and jointly protect the common earth of mankind and build a community of human health and health together.