China on Monday expressed appreciation over the letter written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi offering assistance to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
“We thank and appreciate India’s support for China’s fight against the NCP (Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia). India’s acts of goodwill fully demonstrate its friendship with China”, said the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
Prime Minister Modi had written to President Xi Jinping and offered India’s assistance to face the challenge. PM also offered condolences at the unfortunate loss of lives due to the outbreak.
The epidemic has been one of the biggest challenges for Beijing with offers of help coming in from countries across the world.
“We stand ready to work with India and other members of the international community to jointly tackle fight the epidemic and safeguard regional and global public health security”, said the Chinese MFA spokesperson.
PM Modi in his letter also conveyed appreciation for the facilitation provided by the Government of China for evacuation of Indian citizens from Hubei province.
The Chinese Ambassador to India on Sunday in a tweet also expressed appreciation at India’s gesture to help.
“Received condolence letter from Indian PM Narendra Modi to Chinese President Xi Jinping regarding #nCoV outbreak in China. Appreciate friendly message & kind support by Indian Government. Look forward to further cooperation & confident the epidemic will be brought to an end soon”, Ambassador Sun Weidong had tweeted on Sunday.