Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 24 – At a regular press conference on 23 March 2020, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang reiterated China’s commitment to help Cambodia, the ironclad friend, in fighting Covid-19.
“As Cambodia is facing a daunting task to contain the spread of Covid-19, it goes without saying that China will do its utmost to help in every possible way. This is not only an embodiment of the special ties between us, but is also fitting for our iron-clad friendship and community with a shared future,” the Geng Shuang stated.
He continued that China will continue to work hand in hand with Cambodia to prevail over the pandemic and contribute to regional public health security.
“Only the toughest grass can stand strong wind. Only a true friend stays during difficult time.”
The Chinese Government has sent the team of medical experts to help Cambodia fight the Covid-19 outbreak.
The team of seven arrived in Phnom Penh on Monday morning with a warm welcome from the Cambodian government and people.
China also donated to the Cambodian side a batch of supplies including testing reagents, N95 respirators, disposable surgical masks, fluid-resistant isolation gowns and surgical gowns, the spokesperson said.
It is worth recalling that after Covid-19 broke out, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni and Queen Mother Norodom Monineath Sihanouk both wrote to President Xi Jinping, expressing sympathies and providing donation in cash.
Prime Minister Hun Sen visited China shortly after the outbreak to express confidence in and support for China's victory over the challenge.