lørdag 4. april 2020

Coronavirus: US ambassador to China appeals for Beijing, Washington to work together

The United States’ ambassador to China has appealed for the two countries to cooperate in the fight against the coronavirus, and called for the supply of Chinese medical supplies to the US to be accelerated.

In an open letter titled “Move Forward Together” published on Friday, Terry Branstad said he had spoken to China’s vice-minister for foreign affairs Zheng Zeguang about the matter over the past week. The exchange came after US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed in a telephone call last week to work together to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. “I underscored that now is the time to look forward,” Branstad wrote in the article, which was published on the website of the US embassy in China.