President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has met newly-appointed China’s Ambassador to Ukraine Fan Xianrong and asked the Chinese government to provide additional medical aid to Ukraine as the President’s Office of Ukraine reported.
“I would like to wish good health you and your people. Today, for the whole world, which fights against coronavirus, the health is crucial,” the president said, congratulating Fan Xianrong on the beginning of the carry out duties of the Ambassador of China in Ukraine, which coincides with his birthday.
The president noted the efforts of the Chinese authorities, who enabled to stabilize the situation with the spread of coronavirus.
He noted the interest of Ukraine in the consideration of the Chinese experience of the fight against this disease and the establishment of the information exchange with the Chinese medical specialists.
Zelensky thanked for the provided medical equipment received from China and noted the personal assistance of the ambassador in this case.
The president appealed to the Chinese government with the request to provide Ukraine with additional aid: necessary test-systems, medical equipment and drugs.
Particularly, the president expressed gratitude for the continued position of China on the support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
During the meeting, the parties also discussed the possibility of the further development of the Ukrainian-Chinese trade and economic cooperation.
It was noted that China is one of the main trade partners of Ukraine; the bilateral turnover made $12.8 billion on the results of 2019 and has prospects for further increase.
Moreover, Volodymyr Zelensky discussed with the Chinese Ambassador the possibility of attraction of the Chinese investments to Ukraine, including the implementation of the infrastructure projects.
On March 23, Ukrainian cargo aircraft IL-76 landed in Boryspil international airport. The plane arrived from Guangzhou, China, carrying 250,000 tests for Covid-19, the coronavirus.
As of 13:30, on March 24, there are 97 laboratory-confirmed cases of Covid-19 coronavirus in Ukraine. 3 cases were lethal and one patient recovered and was discharged from the hospital.