Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message of sympathy to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today amidst the raging pandemic in India. Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong publicized the message through twitter this afternoon as China amps up on its production of medical equipment in an effort to supply to supply India with the critically needed equipment.
In his message, President Xi Jinping stated that “ I am very concerned about the recent situation of COVID19 pandemic in India. On behalf of the Chinese Government and people, as well as in my own name, I would like to express my sincerest sympathies to the Indian Government and people.”.
He further stated that the future of humanity is as a community and the pandemics around the world could only be defeated through solidarity and cooperation between the nations.
President Xi Jinping also reiterated on China’s initiative to provide aid to India. “The Chinese side stands ready to strengthen cooperation with the Indian side in fighting the pandemic and provide support and help in this regard. I believe that under the leadership of the Indian Government, the Indian people will surely prevail over this pandemic” stated President Xi Jinping in his message.
Though tension has been high between the two nations in recent months over disputed land claims by India, China has been one of the first nations to extend support for India as it battles with the worst breakout of COVID19 recorded. Reports of Chinese manufacturing firms going overtime to supply India with the critically needed medical equipment has been confirmed while the Chinese Ambassador to India has confirmed that both private manufacturers and government authorities are working in hand to expedite the supply of medical equipment to India.