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‘Working on Bilateral Efforts With China to Fight COVID-19 Together,’ Says Jaishankar

A day after China said it is ready to share its experience and expertise to control the spread of coronavirus with India, Union External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that the Central government is working on the bilateral efforts with China to fight the virus together in an effective manner. He also said that he had a discussion with the Chinese Foreign Ministry in this regard.

“Discussed with State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of China our working together in combating COVID-19. Agreed to build further on our bilateral efforts in this domain. Exchanged views on forthcoming G20 Summit. Global challenges require global cooperation,” he said.

The development comes after China on Monday said that it is ready to share its experience in handling the COVID-19 with New Delhi and provide necessary assistance. China, on the other hand, also applauded the aid sent by India during the height of Beijing’s battle against the deadly coronavirus.

As per updates, India had sent about 15 tonnes of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment to the coronavirus-hit Wuhan city on February 26. The equipment were sent by a military plane which had also evacuated 112 Indians and several foreign nationals from there.

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