Wang Yi calls unity and cooperation ‘best weapons’ to overcome pandemic

Wang Yi calls unity and cooperation ‘best weapons’ to overcome pandemic

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday thanked Turkmenistan for its support for China’s fight against COVID-19, saying unity and cooperation are the best weapons to overcome the pandemic.

Wang made the remarks in a phone call with Rasit Meredow, deputy chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

“Regrettably, some countries continue to politicize the pandemic out of their own interests, slandering and smearing China, and even making various lies. Their words and deeds exceed the moral bottom line of human beings, and will be boycotted by the international community,” Wang stressed.

He said that China is willing to carry out exchanges with Turkmenistan to promote cooperation and minimize the impact of COVID-19.

The two sides should sign a cooperation document for the joint construction of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and Turkmenistan’s “Revival of the Ancient Silk Road” plan as soon as possible, and continue to develop long-term stable and strategic cooperation in traditional fields such as natural gas, Wang said.