Xi talks with Qatari emir over phone on novel coronavirus outbreak

2020-02-12 03:14:10 GMT2020-02-12 11:14:10(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping talked with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani over phone on Tuesday night, expressing confidence in a full victory in the fight against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.

Xi said that at this critical juncture when China is battling the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, Qatar has repeatedly expressed its support for China and opened the Qatari airline network to facilitate China's transportation of anti-epidemic materials, to which China would like to expresses gratitude and appreciation.

The Chinese people are deeply moved by the true friendship that has stood the test in difficult times, Xi said.

The Chinese side attaches great importance to the development of China-Qatar relations and stands ready to make joint efforts with Qatar to continue to support each other on issues concerning each other's core interests and major concerns and push bilateral ties to higher levels, Xi said.