Chinese Journalists Praise Ethiopia’s Solidarity with China in Fighting COVID-19

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ENA,March 7/2020 Chinese journalists commended Ethiopia’s solidarity with the people and Government of China in the fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

A group of Chinese journalists, who have been in a working visit to Ethiopia for almost two months, hailed the strong stance and solidarity with China in a period of hardship.

The journalists highly praised the decision of Ethiopian airlines not to follow the banning of its flights to China, unlike other airlines, as the World Health Organization (WHO) had not yet banned flights to and from China.

Documentary Film Director at Jilin Broadcasting and Television Station, Wang Xuan, said the outbreak of coronavirus imposed undue hardship on the people of China.

Highlighting the strategic partnership, she said Ethiopia stands committed to support Chinese people in time of adversity, which makes Ethiopia a country to rely on.

 “I would like to thank the government and the people of Ethiopia for their remarkable support to China during the Coronoviros outbreak,” she added.

Liu Dalin, who is also a film director at Jilin Broadcasting and Television Station, noted that the people of China will always remember Ethiopia’s solidarity in containing the spread of COVI-19.

“The people and Government of Ethiopia have truly understood that cooperation is the only way to find out the solution to the current outbreak which is worrying the entire world,” he said.

Liu Dalin urged countries to reinforce their cooperation in search for joint immediate solution to the virus rather than distancing each other.

The journalists were jointly producing documentary film with Ethiopian News Agency that narrates about the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and China.

As of 5 March 2020, more than 98,000 cases have been confirmed, of which 7,100 were classified as serious and 89 countries and territories have been affected, with major outbreaks in Central China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea.