Wang Yi, the special representative of President Xi Jinping, delivered a speech at the special conference on the COVID-19 pandemic.
On December 3, 2020, Wang Yi, Special Representative of President Xi Jinping, State Councilor and Foreign Minister, attended the special session of the COVID-19 pandemic and delivered a video speech entitled “Global Cooperation Remobilization, Unite and Fight the pandemic Again”.
Wang Yi said that China supports the special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, a new round of pandemic is coming, and the global pandemic prevention and control has entered a critical stage. We hope that all parties will strengthen unity, expand consensus, and work together before starting.
We should resolutely curb the spread of the pandemic. Give full play to the supporting role of science and technology, promote the joint prevention and control of the international alliance, and reduce the cross-border spread of the pandemic. Respect and protect every life and treat every patient carefully. Adhere to the global public goods nature of vaccines and ensure accessibility and affordability in developing countries.
We should strengthen solidarity and cooperation. The major powers should play an exemplary role and adhere to the right path of cooperation in the fight against the pandemic. Put public health and safety in the international agenda and improve the public health and safety governance system. Support the key leadership role of the World Health Organization.
We should make overall plans to promote pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development. Make full use of the government and the market to promote employment and people’s livelihood and enhance development resilience.
Make use of the new business forms and models promoted by the pandemic, vigorously develop emerging industries and promote the “green recovery” of the economy. Strengthen international macroeconomic policy coordination and maintain the stability of the global industrial chain supply chain.
We should increase our assistance to developing countries. Provide more humanitarian assistance to vulnerable groups. Increase investment in public health capacity-building, food security and other fields. The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, etc. should provide more financing concessions to reduce the burden on developing countries.
We should create a good international environment for fighting the pandemic. All parties to the conflict should actively respond to the “Global Ceasefire Initiative” proposed by Secretary-General Guterres, leave the battlefield full of smoke and devote themselves to the front line of the fight against the pandemic.
The general voice of the international community should be listened to to lift all forms of unilateral sanctions and other unilateral coercive measures.
Wang Yi said that under the leadership of President Xi Jinping, China has always adhered to the concept of putting the people first and life first, taken the most comprehensive, strict and thorough pandemic prevention and control measures, and established a medium- and long-term coordination mechanism for pandemic prevention and control and economic and social development.
China has also launched the largest global humanitarian action in the history of New China, carried out the largest “cloud” anti-pandemic exchange activities, and assumed the responsibility of the world’s largest supplier of anti-pandemic materials.
China will continue to provide support and assistance to countries in need. China has accelerated the promotion of phase III clinical trials of vaccines.
After completion and use, it will be actively provided to developing countries as a global public product, contributing to the construction of a human health community. Let’s adhere to the concept of a community of human destiny, walk out of this difficult period in human history at a firm pace, and jointly welcome the dawn of victory.