Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Xu Jinghu Meets on Video with Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa
On November 13, 2020, Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Xu Jinghu met on video with Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Horn of Africa Parfait Onanga-Anyanga.
Parfait Onanga-Anyanga said that COVID-19 has brought tremendous impact on the economic and social development of Africa, including the Horn of Africa. He extended appreciations for China's immediate supports including valuable pandemic control supplies, assistance in relieving African countries' financial hardships and the commitment of preferred access of African countries to COVID-19 vaccine as a global public good once available.
Xu Jinghu said that in the context of the global pandemic, China and African countries give each other sincere supports and helps to combat COVID-19. China and African countries always stay as good friends, good brothers and good partners that share weal and woe and look forward to a common future. China will as always stand with African countries and divert China-Africa cooperation to the fields of health, resumption of work and improvement of people's livelihood, so as to build the China-Africa community of health for all that benefits people of both sides.
They also exchanged views on the situation in Africa as well as common concerns.