Ambassador He meets Tánaiste Simon Coveney
2020/06/24

On 24 June, Ambassador He Xiangdong met with H.E. Mr. Simon Coveney, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and exchanged views on China-Ireland collaboration in fighting against COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Coveney said that the Irish Government appreciates China's measures and achievements in fighting COVID-19 pandemic. China reached out hands to Ireland in its battle against the pandemic, by assisting its procurement of PPE and medical supplies, sharing valuable information and experiences. Many Chinese local governments and enterprises also donated medical supplies and equipment to Ireland. The close collaboration demonstrates the profound friendship between our two countries.

Ambassador He said the Chinese side appreciates Ireland's response to the pandemic, and is delighted to see Ireland has made great achievements in containing the pandemic and reopening. A lot of touching stories have emerged between our two countries and two peoples during the battle against the pandemic. Now the pandemic is not over yet and international cooperation is still essential. China is willing to further cooperate with Ireland in public health, which will inject new energy into the bilateral relations.

They also exchanged views on issues of common concern in a friendly and candid atmosphere.

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