Ready to boost int'l cooperation on fighting Covid-19, trade ties with US: China

Ready to boost int'l cooperation on fighting Covid-19, trade ties with US: China

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Beijing, May 22 : China's Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang on Friday said that the country is ready to boost international cooperation on fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and to work on stabilising the global economy harmed by the outbreak.

"In the face of the public health crisis, severe economic recession, and other global challenges, all countries should work together. China stands ready to work with other countries to strengthen international cooperation on COVID-19 control, promote stability in the world economy, advance global governance, and uphold the international system with the United Nations at its core and an international order based on international law. China is committed to building a human community with a shared future," Mr Keqiang said in a statement here.

He further said that China is willing to cooperate with the United States on implementing the Phase One trade deal that was signed by the countries in January. "We will work with the United States to implement phase one China-US economic and trade agreement. China will continue to boost economic and trade cooperation with other countries to deliver mutual benefits," the report said.

Mr Keqiang pointed out that this pandemic has demonstrated many weak links in China's public health emergency management and said, "During the COVID-19 response, many weak links have been exposed in public health emergency management, and the people have expressed their views and suggestions, which deserve our attention. We must strive to improve our work and fulfil our responsibilities and make every effort to live up to the people’s expectations." He further said that despite the pandemic, China has set a goal to eradicate poverty in 2020. "This year, we must give priority to stabilising employment and ensuring living standards, win the battle against poverty, and achieve the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all aspects," Mr Keqiang added. (UNI)