中国与尼泊尔等南亚四国就疫情举行视频会议/China holds video conference with four South Asian countries including Nepal on COVID-19 response

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中国与尼泊尔等南亚四国就疫情举行视频会议

20201112  刊于:共和报


加德满都,11月12日:中国政府与尼泊尔等4个南亚国家就疫情举行了视频会议。根据中国外交部发布的声明,中国于11月10日与孟加拉国、尼泊尔、巴基斯坦和斯里兰卡举行了副部长级视频会议。


会议重点讨论了如何战胜疫情,保护人民生命安全和健康,加快经济社会恢复和发展。声明称,五国就巩固共同抗击疫情的政治共识、加强遏制冠状病毒合作、恢复经济发展和人员流动等问题进行了深入交流,并取得了积极成果。


在视频会议上,五国还一致认为,人类命运休戚与共,团结合作是对抗疫情最有效的武器。声明称,五国将坚持多边主义,坚定支持世界卫生组织在全球抗击疫情的斗争中发挥主导作用,积极推进应对疫情的国际合作,推动全球全民健康共同体。


五国重申反对疫情政治化和污名化,并强调需要就预防和控制疫情开展基于科学的专业交流,并应根据客观、公正和科学的证据来判断其演变和增长。五国还一致认为,秋冬季节是控制疫情的关键时期,并宣称会加强信息共享和政策与行动的协调,以应对第二波疫情的影响。


中方官员在会议中表示,中方愿与其他四国加强在检测、诊断、治疗和医药等方面的合作,继续向其他四国提供物资援助。中国承诺,一旦有条件,新冠疫苗在中国的研发和部署将成为一项全球公益事业。


五个国家还同意由陆路口岸连接的国家应在边境地区建立联合应对机制,制定与疫情相关的通知、边境管制和入境点的遏制措施以及防止跨境传播的应急措施的标准操作程序。声明称五国积极推进出境前排查,确保人员安全有序跨境流动。各方将根据自己的能力为其他缔约方的新冠患者提供必要的治疗。


五国一致认为协调应对疫情和经济社会发展的重要性,将推进“一带一路”合作,推动后疫情时代的经济复苏和发展,同时表示将努力推动重大合作项目有序恢复,保持产业和社会经济持续健康发展与供应链稳定。


声明中写道:“在“一带一路”倡议框架下的基础设施连接将以更快的速度推进。边境口岸货物的运输将得到充分的管控与推进。”


五国还同意继续就疫情的应对措施、扶贫等非传统安全问题进行临时磋商,并探讨设立相关工作组。声明称,本着互信、开放、合作共赢的精神,五国还欢迎其他地区国家加入抗击疫情的合作,并愿与之展开对话和沟通。

Translated by Yan Jin

Verified by Fu Xiao


China holds video conference with four South Asian countries including Nepal on COVID-19 response

Published On:  November 12, 2020, at: Republica


KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The Chinese government has held a video conference with four South Asian countries including Nepal on COVID-19 response. According to a statement posted on the Chinese Foreign Ministry, China held the video conference with Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on November 10 at the vice ministerial-level.


The meeting was focused on how to defeat COVID-19, protect people's life, safety and health, and accelerate economic and social recovery and development.  The five countries had in-depth exchanges on cementing the political consensus on jointly fighting COVID-19, enhancing cooperation on containing the coronavirus and restoring economic development and movement of people, and achieved positive results, read the statement.


During the virtual meeting, the five countries also agreed that humanity lives in a community with a shared future and solidarity and cooperation is the most effective weapon against COVID-19. In the context of long-term COVID-19 containment, the five countries will uphold multilateralism, firmly support the World Health Organization in playing a leading role in the global fight against COVID-19, actively promote international cooperation on COVID-19 response, and push forward the building of a global community of health for all, the statement said.

 

Reiterating their opposition to politicization and stigmatization by using COVID-19, the five countries stressed the need to pursue science-based, professional exchanges on prevention and control of COVID-19 and its evolution and growth should be judged on the basis of objectivity, impartiality and scientific evidence. The five countries also agreed that the autumn and winter seasons are a crucial period for COVID-19 containment and vowed to strengthen information sharing and coordination of policies and actions to cope with the impact of the second wave of the pandemic.


During the meeting, Chinese officials said that their country is ready to step up cooperation with the other four parties in testing, diagnostics, treatment and medicine, and continue to provide them with assistance of containment supplies. “China has pledged that COVID-19 vaccine development and deployment in China, when available, will be made a global public good. China is also ready to consider providing vaccines to developing countries positively, the other four parties included,” Chinese officials said.


Five countries also agreed that countries linked by land ports should establish joint response mechanisms in border areas. Standard operating procedures will be developed on COVID-19-related notification, border control, and containment measures at points of entry and emergency response to prevent cross-border transmission. “Pre-departure screening will be actively promoted to ensure the safe and orderly cross-border movement of people. Each Party will provide necessary treatment to COVID-19 infected nationals of the other parties in accordance with its own capacity,” read the press statement.


While agreeing on the importance of coordinating COVID-19 response and economic and social development and will advance Belt and Road cooperation to boost post-COVID-19 economic recovery and development, the five countries said that efforts will be made to facilitate the orderly resumption of major cooperation projects and keep the industrial and supply chains stable.


“Infrastructure connectivity under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative will be advanced at a faster pace. Smooth transportation of goods at border ports will be facilitated with sufficient containment measures in place,” read the statement.


The five countries also agreed to keep up consultations on COVID-19 response, poverty alleviation and other non-traditional security issues of shared interest on an ad hoc basis, and explore the establishment of relevant working groups. In a spirit of mutual trust, openness and win-win cooperation, the five countries also welcomed other regional countries to join the cooperation against COVID-19 and are ready to engage in dialogue and communication with them, according to the statement.

 


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