Luxembourg’s foreign policy chief Jean Asselborn spoke by phone with the State Councillor and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi, this Monday 30 March 2020.
The conversation took place at the initiative of the Chinese side. The discussion focused on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures that are being implemented at national, regional and international levels to contain the pandemic.
Both Ministers stressed the importance of sending a positive signal of solidarity and cooperation between China and Europe and of promoting multilateral action in the fight against COVID-19. In this context, Minister Asselborn stressed that "this health crisis is a global challenge, and we can only face this challenge by helping each other and cooperating at international level, including at the United Nations level, by supporting the World Health Organization".
Minister Wang Yi thanked Luxembourg for its assistance to China at the beginning of the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Minister Asselborn in turn thanked his colleague for the assistance provided to Luxembourg by China and for facilitating the transport of medical equipment from China to Luxembourg. In this respect, the essential role of Cargolux and HNCA was highlighted.
In conclusion, the two Ministers reaffirmed the tradition of mutual support and solidarity between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the People's Republic of China. They agreed to remain in contact and to continue joint efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
Press release by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs