Xi Jinping sends message of sympathy to Kishida over COVID-19 infection
Updated 21:19, 22-Aug-2022

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday sent a message of sympathy to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida after the latter tested positive for COVID-19.

In his message, Xi said that upon learning of Kishida's infection with the coronavirus, he would like to extend his sincere sympathy to the Japanese prime minister and wish him a speedy recovery. 

Noting this year marks the 50th anniversary of the normalization of China-Japan diplomatic ties, the Chinese president said he is willing to work with Kishida to promote the building of China-Japan relations that meet the requirements of the new era.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Monday also sent a message of sympathy to Kishida.

(Cover: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, August 10, 2022. /CFP)

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