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Ambassador Zhang Ming Meets Commissioner Stella Kyriakides for Health and Food Safety

On 10 February 2020, Ambassador Zhang Ming, Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU, met with Ms. Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. They focused their discussions on the novel coronavirus pneumonia.

Ambassador Zhang briefed on the epidemic situation in China and the prevention and control measures taken by the Chinese government. He stressed that China would continue to work with the global partners, including the EU, to deal with the outbreak openly, transparently and responsibly, for the sake of global public health. This year is a significant one for China-EU relations. China stands ready to work with the EU to translate challenges into opportunities and bring the cooperation between the two sides to a new level.

Commissioner Kyriakides extended condolences to the Chinese people and expressed appreciation for China’s efforts to control the outbreak. In face of the common challenge, the EU will assess the situation on the basis of facts and science, continue to strengthen cooperation with China, and do its best to support China’s response efforts.

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