File photo shows Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meeting with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, capital of China, July 22, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua/Huang Jingwen)
BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Upholding the spirit of a community with a shared future for mankind, China has not only been doing its best to protect the lives and health of its own people, but made positive contributions to safeguarding global public health security, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Tuesday in a phone call with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In the conversation, Xi noted that at a critical moment when China is sparing no effort to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the crown prince lost no time in publicly voicing support for China's endeavors, and the government and people of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have for multiple times provided China with medical supplies.
That, said the Chinese president, has fully demonstrated the profound friendship of supporting each other through thick and thin between the two nations and the high level of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership.
He stressed that since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease, China has always placed the lives and health of the people in the first place, and has given full play to its institutional strengths and adopted the most comprehensive, rigorous and thorough prevention and control measures to resolutely contain the spread of the epidemic.
Thanks to China's arduous efforts, the situation is witnessing positive changes across the country, Xi said, adding that China has full confidence, capacity and certainty to win the battle against COVID-19.
While making all-out efforts in epidemic prevention and control, China is also promoting an orderly resumption of work and production and pushing for continuous and healthy economic and social development, Xi said.
Meanwhile, the Chinese government has always acted with an open, transparent and responsible attitude, sharing information in a timely manner, actively addressing the concerns of various parties, and boosting cooperation with the international community, said the president.
China, he added, will continue to take effective measures to safeguard the life and health of all foreign nationals in the country, including UAE citizens, and stands ready to work with the UAE to maintain close communication on the latest development of the COVID-19 and share experience in epidemic prevention and control.