Chinese Foreign Minister and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister hold talks

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena spoke over the phone today (Friday).

CGTN reported that they expressed support to the World Health Organization in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wang had accused some countries of taking advantage of the pandemic for their own political purposes and attempting to shift the blame on the WHO for their slow response to the disease.

“It’s a very inhumane act, which puts them on the side of the virus and maked them the enemies of human beings,” Wang said.

Gunawardena praised China’s firm support to the WHO, saying China supports developing countries, including Sri Lanka, by supporting the UN body.

He said that Sri Lanka will firmly stand with China in supporting the WHO to play a bigger role in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic