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China and Grenada Held A Video Conference Sharing COVID-19 Treatment Expertise
2020/04/24

  On April 22, China and Grenada held a video conference on the fight against COVID-19. H.E. Dr. Zhao Yongchen, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Grenada, Hon. Nickolas Steele, Minister of Health, Social Security & International Business of Grenada, Mr. Peng Bo, Deputy Director General of Department of Foreign Affairs of Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government, and Prof. Liang Tingbo, Chairman of the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China (FAHZU) attended the conference via internet. Over 30 participants joined the conference, including Grenada COVID-19 Medical Team, physicians and medical staff from Grenada General Hospital, Princess Alice Hospital, and Princess Royal Hospital, and professors and directors from various departments of FAHZU.

  Ambassador Zhao Yongchen noted that under the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee with President Xi Jinping as the core, the epidemic prevention and control in China has achieved important and phased success through collective hard work of all the people across the nation. Currently, the epidemic is spreading globally. China has been actively carrying out international cooperation and made contribution to the safety and health of all the people in the world. The conference symbolized the long-time friendship and in-depth cooperation between China and Grenada. On behalf of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Grenada, he expressed appreciation to Zhejiang Provincial People’s Government and FAHZU for their support to the conference, payed tribute to all the doctors and nurses standing on the front line to combat Covid-19, and wished the conference a great success.

  Hon. Minister Nickolas Steele extended gratitude to the Chinese government for this special bilateral video conference. He said that China’s successful and rich experience on COVID-19 prevention provided important reference to Grenada. He hoped to continue the bilateral cooperation.

  Mr. Peng Bo noted that, Mr. Zhu Congjiu, Vice Governor of Zhejiang Province visited Grenada last year and met with Prime Minister, Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell. Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation and exchange between Grenada and Zhejiang Province. This video conference was an important step to materialize the agreement. Zhejiang Province is willing to assist Grenada to win the battle against COVID-19.

  During the conference, the Chinese experts introduced the epidemiological characteristics and development trends of the epidemic, shared expertise on clinical diagnosis and treatment, and answered questions from their Grenadian counterparts. Grenadian medical staff considered this conference timely and helpful.

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