CHINA Premier Li stresses enhancing int'l cooperation in COVID-19 control

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Premier Li stresses enhancing int'l cooperation in COVID-19 control

Xinhua

14:48, March 07, 2020

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Noting that the COVID-19 is showing a trend of rapidly spreading overseas, Li said it is a common challenge for the international community to cope with the epidemic.
BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Premier Li Keqiang on Friday stressed enhancing international cooperation in COVID-19 prevention and control to prevent cross-border spread of the epidemic.

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee who also leads a central leading group of China's COVID-19 response, made the remarks while inspecting the Capital International Airport in Beijing.

He also inspected the aviation distribution center of SF Holding, China's courier giant, where he emphasized the importance of striving for smooth logistics to advance economic and social progress.

At the airport, Li heard reports on topics such as flight operation, personnel of exit and entry and goods flow since the COVID-19 outbreak.

Noting that the COVID-19 is showing a trend of rapidly spreading overseas, Li said it is a common challenge for the international community to cope with the epidemic.

Cooperation with international organizations, relevant countries and regions, especially in the field of air transportation, should be strengthened to contain the disease, Li said.

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While inspecting SF Holding, Li stressed the logistics is an important basis for the orderly resumption of business and required efforts to ensure daily necessities for people's life.

He also called for more international cargo flights to offer efficient, convenient and stable logistics to support economic development and satisfy people's living demands.

At the aviation distribution center, Li greeted the deliverymen and asked them to improve self-protection.

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