The Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the Chinese government is confident in controlling the spread of the viral pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus, and in eventually winning the battle against the new epidemic.
In answering a question about Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif’s appreciation for China’s response to the pneumonia outbreak, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that Zarif’s statement has fully reflected the traditional friendship and sincere partnership between China and Iran.
At present, the Chinese government is taking resolute and forceful measures to conduct scientific and effective prevention and control of the epidemic, and maintaining close cooperation with the World Health Organization and other international partners, said Hua.
The Chinese government is fully confident that the outbreak of the viral pneumonia will be brought under control and be eventually terminated.
Hua also said that State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has conveyed an oral message to Zarif to express thanks to the Iranian side.