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Ambassador Zhang Ming Meets Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič

On 10 February 2020, Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, met with Mr. Janez Lenarčič, EU Commissioner for Crisis Management. They exchanged views on the novel coronavirus pneumonia, among other topics.

Ambassador Zhang briefed on the epidemic situation in China and the prevention and control measures taken by the Chinese government, and expressed thanks for the EU’s efforts to facilitate the delivery of protective equipment to China. He noted that China would work even more closely with the rest of the world in an open, transparent and responsible manner to jointly help maintain global health security.

Commissioner Lenarčič said that in face of the epidemic, the EU and China are in the same boat. The EU has full solidarity with China and will do its best to provide support and assistance to China, in a joint effort to overcome the outbreak.

The two sides also discussed China-EU cooperation on emergency management and humanitarian aid.

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