Apr 06, 2020 15:37 UTC
  • Health Ministry spokesman: Iran never forgets china’s supports

Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour underlined that his nation will never forget the supports and aid rendered by other countries, including China, in the fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

According to Fars news agency, Jahanpour wrote on his twitter page on Monday “The Iranian government and nation appreciate the governments and nations which have stood beside them, specially when coronavirus grew into a global pandemic, and of course, the historical memory of Iranians will not forget this part of the story either.”

“Therefore, China’s supports for the Iranian nation in these hard days cannot be forgotten,” he added.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi also lauded China’s role in the international struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic and its efforts assisting other countries counter the outbreak.

“The government and people of China lead the way in suppressing coronavirus& generously aiding countries across the world,” Mousavi said in tweet.

“The Chinese bravery, dedication & professionalism in COVID-19 containment deserve acknowledgment,” he said, adding that Iran has “always been thankful to China in these trying times”.

As of Sunday, confirmed cases of COVID-19 have topped 1.2 million cases across the world.

China, where the outbreak began last year, however, reported only 30 new infections on Saturday as infections surged in the United States and Europe.