|UN Secretary-General Firmly Supports China's Effort of Combating Virus|
On 27 January, Ambassador Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations, met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, briefing him on the situation and China's effort of combating novel coronavirus.
Ambassador Zhang said that the Chinese government attaches paramount importance to prevention and control of the epidemic, and President Xi Jinping has given important instructions. Putting the interests of the people first, China has taken rapid and strong measures, putting in place a nation-wide prevention and control mechanism. China has been working with the international community in the spirit of openness, transparency and scientific coordination. With a great sense of responsibility, China is sparing no effort in curbing the spread of disease and saving lives. Now is a crucial moment, and China has full capability and confidence in winning the battle against the epidemic.
Secretary-General Guterres said that at this important time, the UN stands in solidarity with the Chinese government and people. The UN appreciates China's effort, has full confidence in China's ability of controlling the outbreak, and stands ready to provide any support and assistance.