BEIJING, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday that as a good brother, good friend and good partner of its fellow developing countries, China is always ready to help others succeed.
"In such efforts, China puts countries' shared interests first and always seeks to synergize its own development with the common development of all developing countries," said Wang, who is also Chinese state councilor, while delivering a keynote speech at the High-level Video Conference on Poverty Eradication and South-South Cooperation, co-organized by China and the United Nations (UN).
Wang said under the framework of South-South cooperation, China has provided more than 400 billion yuan (about 58.5 billion U.S. dollars) of foreign aid and built close to 3,000 complete projects.
Facing the sudden COVID-19 outbreak, China has sent out 34 medical expert teams to 32 countries, and provided 283 batches of anti-epidemic supplies to 150 countries and four international organizations, he noted.
Wang emphasized that China will comprehensively implement the anti-epidemic cooperation measures announced by Chinese leader at the 73rd World Health Assembly, such as providing 2 billion U.S. dollars of international assistance over two years, establishing a cooperation mechanism for its hospitals to pair up with 30 African hospitals, and setting up a global humanitarian response depot and hub in China.
At the moment, several COVID-19 vaccines developed by China are in Phase III clinical trials. "As they become available for deployment, these vaccines will be made a global public good and provided to developing countries on a priority basis," Wang said.
At the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Chinese leader announced that China will provide another 50 million U.S. dollars to the UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan, provide 50 million U.S. dollars to the China-FAO South-South Cooperation Trust Fund (Phase III), extend the Peace and Development Trust Fund between the UN and China by five years after it expires in 2025, and support the UN in setting up a UN Global Geospatial Knowledge and Innovation Center and an International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals in China.
"China will fully deliver these actions to make new contribution to global poverty reduction and development," Wang stressed.