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Ambassador Zhang Zuo Writes a Letter of Appreciation for BiH Support of China's fight against the outbreak

2020-02-24

On February 24, 2020, the Chinese Ambassador Zhang Zuo to North Macedonia wrote a letter to Ambassador Dragan Jacimovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, thanking Bosnia and Herzegovina for its firm support for China’s fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and calling for enhanced international cooperation in prevention and control of the outbreak from the prospective of building a community for mankind with shared future.

Recently, Ambassador Dragan Jacimovic of Bosnia and Herzegovina to North Macedonia sent a letter of support to Ambassador Zhang Zuo, conveying the strong confidence of the Serbian Member of the Presidency of BiH, H.E. Milorad Dodik, in the Chinese government and people to overcome the outbreak, and BiH’s firm support for China's fight against the outbreak. Ambassador Jacimovic said in his letter that during his recent visit to North Macedonia, H.E. Milorad Dodik had discussed with him about the outbreak in China. The determination and efforts of the Chinese government to fight the outbreak were truly impressive. They both agreed that China will come out of this outbreak even stronger. Ambassador Jacimovic said that true international cooperation can help in overcoming challenges at this moment, and BiH would like to offer their support and help to China.

Ambassador Zhang Zuo said in his letter of appreciation that his heartfelt appreciation goes to His Excellency Milorad Dodik, Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and His Excellency Dragan Jacimovic for their support of the Chinese government and people's fight against the outbreak and their sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families. Ambassador Zhang would like to express his sincere thanks to the friendly government and people of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ambassador Zhang Zuo pointed out that under the strong leadership of President Xi Jinping, the 1.4 billion Chinese people are making all-out efforts in fighting the novel coronavirus disease,setting a speed record of treating patients and benchmark for global epidemic prevention and control, and demonstrating the sense of responsibility of China as a major country. The outbreak poses a challenge to the economic and social development of China. But its impact on China's economy is temporary. The long-term positive trend of China's economy will not change. We are confident in meeting economic and social development goals of this year.

Ambassador Zhang Zuo stressed that after this test, all countries will realize that we are living in a global village and our destinies are closely connected. We should actively carry out international cooperation in epidemic prevention and control from the perspective of building a community for mankind with a shared future. China will continue to strengthen cooperation with all countries including BiH and North Macedonia in an open and transparent manner to jointly deal with the epidemic and promote the health and well-being of people all around the world. The friendship between the peoples of China and BiH as well as North Macedonia will continue to deepen. And friendly cooperation in various fields will become more active, which will definitely promote the high-quality and high-level development of 17 + 1 Cooperation.

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