Riyadh: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman issued directives to King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) to provide urgent assistance to China in order to contain the impacts of the new coronavirus.
Also on Thursday, the King made a telephone call to Chinese President Xi Jinping. During the phone conversation, the Monarch shared with Jinping and friendly people of China his heartfealt feelings due to the outbreak of the epidemic, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
King Salman offered condolences to the families of those died and wished the ailing speedy recovery. “The Kingdom is confident of the Chinese government’s capability to deal with the impacts of this virus,” the King said.
According to Xinhua, During their phone conversation, Xi said he deeply appreciates that King Salman and the Saudi side have repeatedly expressed their firm support to China at this critical moment when China is fighting the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus, which has fully demonstrated the sincere friendship and the high level of comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
The Chinese side stands ready to work with Saudi Arabia to support each other’s core interests and major concerns, and push for greater development of bilateral relations, Xi added.
Xi said that the whole country has taken actions, and become a nation of one mind to deal with the epidemic since the outbreak, adding that China has adopted the most thorough and strict prevention and control measures and waged a people’s war on the epidemic.