China Will Continuously Support Sri Lanka on Health: Chinese Envoy

On August 26, Chargé d'affaires of Chinese Embassy Mr. Hu Wei congratulated the newly re-appointed Health Minister Mme. Pavithra Wanniarachchi and extended China’s full support to the latter’s Ministry. Health Secretary Dr. S.H. Munasinghe also joined the discussion.

Hu Wei highly appraised the lady minister’s re-assumption of office an important decision made by the new government, which shows full recognition and confidence of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the general public on the Health Ministry’s efforts fighting the COVID-19. Although the coronavirus is still raging across the world, China and Sri Lanka however are among the first few to have successfully controlled the pandemic. China stands ready to work continuously with Sri Lanka to enhance epidemic cooperation and health collaboration including developing indigenous medicines.

Minister Wanniarachchi appreciated the valuable support from the Chinese government and people helping Sri Lanka fighting the COVID-19 over the past half year, and highlighted that the ministry would like to strengthen cooperation with the Chinese side in fighting the pandemic as well as improving health services so as to bring more benefits to the two countries and two peoples.