Chinese medical team members pose for a photo upon their arrival at the airport in Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 4, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
A team of Chinese medical experts arrived in Baku on Tuesday to share their knowledge of and experience in COVID-19 treatment with their Azerbaijani counterparts.
The 10-man team also delivered the last batch of protective equipment donated to Azerbaijan by the Chinese government.
During their 15-day stay in Azerbaijan, the Chinese medics will conduct trainings for local specialists focusing on the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of the coronavirus.
Given Azerbaijan's needs, the Chinese government offered assistance in a number of areas, including the construction and running of modular hospitals, development of basic technologies for intensive care, treatment with plasma therapy, and development of a diagnostics and treatment plan based on Chinese medicine.
Speaking at a ceremony to welcome the medics, Chinese Ambassador to Azerbaijan Guo Min said the two countries have been helping each other in fighting the pandemic since its outbreak. She described the mutual provision of strong moral support and timely financial assistance as manifestation of high mutual political trust and deep traditional friendship between the two countries.
"In order to help Azerbaijan fight COVID-19, the Chinese government has sent a team of medical experts from West China Hospital in Sichuan Province to build relations with relevant Azerbaijani medical institutions and share experience," the ambassador said.
Guo expressed her confidence that this move would contribute to the deepening of Sino-Azerbaijani cooperation in the field of medicine and health, and elevate the bilateral relations to a new level.
China has dispatched medical teams to help a number of countries curb the spread of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic.