Grenada PM – Chinese ambassador discuss coronavirus outbreak

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Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell (right) and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Grenada, His Excellency, Zhao Yongchen

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (Gov.gd) — Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell met with the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Grenada, His Excellency, Zhao Yongchen for the second time in recent weeks, to discuss the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

Prime Minister Mitchell and the Chinese ambassador outlined the actions being taken by their respective governments to protect citizens; while ambassador Yongchen gave assurances that the government of the People’s Republic of China is doing everything possible to control the spread of the virus.

Dr Mitchell welcomed the actions being taken by the Chinese government and praised president Xi Jinping for his decisive leadership in addressing the current situation. The prime minister expressed similar confidence in the actions of president Xi delivered his Independence Day address last Friday.

In a letter dispatched to Beijing prime minister Mitchell expressed confidence in the leadership of the Chinese president and optimism in China’s ability to face the current challenge. “We commend your exemplary leadership and the efforts of the Chinese government in your attempts to combat this scourge.”

Prime Minister Mitchell committed to maintaining Grenada-China relations and ensuring continued dialogue with Chinese diplomats in Grenada. And with regard to the travel ban instituted by Grenada earlier this month, Dr Mitchell said “given the fluidity of the situation, all measures are reviewed as developments take place.”

Both the governments of Grenada and the People’s Republic of China have committed to continue monitoring and reviewing the actions being taken to control the spread of the coronavirus.

 

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