The summit will be held at a time when the pandemic rages across the world, posing a grave threat to human health and safety while fueling worries about its impact on the global economy.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said the summit offers a precious opportunity to enhance global cooperation on pandemic control and China is willing to work together with G20 members to push forward the summit to produce fruitful results.
China holds video meetings globally
Geng said China has so far held video meetings with over 100 countries and organizations around the world and about 20 expert meetings, geographically covering the entire globe.
Chinese researchers have been actively sharing the latest scientific research results and participating in international cooperation on diagnosis and effective treatments, making an important contribution to the global epidemic control.
China facilitates other countries' procurement of medical supplies in China
Since the pandemic broke out, China has always advocated the international community work together to maintain an open world economy and the stability of the global supply chain and industry chain, said Geng.
While we are meeting domestic demand, China has facilitated other countries' procurement of medical supplies in China and didn’t use any restrictive measures, he continued.
Many countries have signed purchase contracts with Chinese enterprises, including Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Czech Republic, Djibouti, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Qatar, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, United Kingdom and so on, said Geng.
China sends third expert team to Italy
In order to help Italy cope with the pandemic, China had decided to send a third expert team to Italy, Geng said.
The team was organized by the National Health Commission and left China on Wednesday noon.
In Italy, the numbers of both new cases and deaths rebounded on Tuesday. At a daily routine press conference, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli said Italy reported 5,249 new cases of coronavirus and 743 new deaths in the last 24 hours.