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Remarks by Ambassador Zhang Zuo at Polyclinic Jane Sandanski

2021-05-06

Your Excellency Prime Minister Zaev, Minister Filipce,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Good afternoon!

 

It is a pleasure to be here at the Polyclinic Jane Sandanski at the invitation of Prime Minister Zaev. We are glad to witness that 200,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines are helping North Macedonia to carry out mass vaccination. And Prime Minister Zaev has just been vaccinated with the Sinopharm vaccine, which is another example of the friendly relations between China and North Macedonia, demonstrating the full confidence of the Macedonian side in the Chinese vaccine and reflecting China's goodwill to actively support North Macedonia in the fight against the epidemic and to protect the lives together!

Not long ago, President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Zaev, together with other leaders, attended the China-CEEC Summit by video link, which provided important planning and leadership for the development of the cooperation mechanism, and also gave a strong impetus to China's cooperation with North Macedonia and other Central and Eastern European countries in the fight against the epidemic. Despite the current huge domestic demand for vaccines, China has overcome difficulties and provided support to North Macedonia and other countries in need, with a view of working together to build a community of shared future for mankind.

Vaccine is a powerful weapon to overcome the epidemic, and all parties should strengthen international cooperation on vaccines so that no country in need is left behind. And no one waiting for a vaccine is forgotten. China is willing to continue to deepen practical exchanges with North Macedonia, work together to fight the epidemic and promote economic recovery for the benefit of both our countries and peoples.

Thank you all!

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