Jinping phones Jokowi to express confidence to overcome coronavirus

13 Februar, 2020 | Source: Antara News

Chinese President Xi Jinping phoned Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Tuesday night (Feb 11) expressing his confidence to fight against coronavirus outbreak that has claimed the lives of 1,112 people.

Jinping also praised Indonesia for its confidence and understanding as a friendly country.

As fellow developing nations, China and Indonesia must work hand in hand to shoulder common responsibilities for the sake of achieving new progress, Jinping was quoted by local media as saying.

According to the secretary general of the Communist Party of China (CPC), China is ready to continue its traditional friendship with Indonesia, deepen the synergy of development strategy between the two sides, and implement main projects within the framework of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) particularly Jakarta-Bandung high speed railway line.

Jinping said China is prioritizing its battle against the epidemic by rekindling the spirit of its people to prevent and control the epidemic through tight and comprehensive prevention efforts to achieve positive results.

Since the epidemic broke out, China′s neighbors including Indonesia have given significant support to China and help each other during this difficult time, he said.

Hence, he expressed the hope that countries in the region would maintain bilateral cooperation while at the same time taking right steps to prevent and control the epidemic.

President Jokowi on behalf of the Indonesian government and people expressed sympathy to the Chinese government and people in addressing the coronavirus outbreak.

Indonesia has extended medical assistance to China and will continue to offer another assistance to the country, if need be, he said.

Xinhua quoted Jokowi as saying that he believed bilateral relations between the two countries will increase after China has passed through the epidemic test.


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G20 leaders are following their own governments’ advice to avoid travel, holding a video-conference summit on Thursday to discuss international efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19.
1. The Government continues to follow cl​osely WHO situation report on the spread of Coronavirus.
​1. Indonesia continues to closely observe WHO situation report on developments of the COVID-19 virus outbreak around the world.
Indonesia’s government, through the State-Owned Enterprises Ministry, instructed government-owned hospitals in the Pertamedika Indonesian Healthcare Corporation (IHC) to establish crisis centers and isolation rooms during the emergency period to handle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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