Central and Eastern European Countries Leaders Commend and Support

President Andrzej Duda of Poland commended China’s swift and decisive measures. The bravery and unity manifested by the Chinese people have won respect from people around the world, including Poland.

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia expressed confidence in China’s ability to bring the epidemic under control as quickly as possible, and reiterated that her people stand side by side with the people of China.

President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia expressed appreciation for the resilience of the Chinese nation in the face of adversity, and his full confidence in China defeating the epidemic under President Xi Jinping’s leadership.

Etjen Xhafaj, Albanian Deputy Foreign Minister and National Coordinator for Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC) and  Gent Cakaj, Albanian Deputy Foreign Minister represent the Albanian side expressed, under President Xi Jinping’s personal deployment, the Chinese side has taken effective measures in a timely manner to fight the epidemic, which is widely praised by the international community. It is believed that the Chinese side can defeat the epidemic at an early date. The Albanian side is willing to maintain high-level exchanges with the Chinese side, continue to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation, and achieve more practical results through the joint construction of the Belt and Road Initiative and CEEC-China cooperation.

Veikko Kala(Foreign Policy Adviser to the Estonian Prime Minister and Andres Rundu, Estonian Vice Foreign Minister)expressed, the Estonian government and people pay great attention to and fully support the Chinese side’s fight against the epidemic, believing that the measures the Chinese side has taken are timely and effective. Hoping and believing that the situation will be improved as soon as possible, the Estonian side is willing to continue to maintain close communication and coordination with the Chinese side, further strengthen high-level exchanges and mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries and achieve more results through joint efforts to build the Belt and Road Initiative and CEEC-China cooperation.

Vratislav Mynar(Special Envoy of President of the Czech Republic and Head of the Presidential Office of the Czech Republic)conveyed the sympathies and support of President Milos Zeman to the Chinese government and people in fighting against the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, and handed the list of donated supplies of the Czech Republic. Vratislav Mynar said, the Czech Republic admires the Chinese side’s timely and effective prevention and control measures, which has achieved positive results, and believes that the Chinese people will be able to defeat the epidemic as soon as possible and resume normal production and life at early date. The Czech Republic is willing to work with the Chinese side to plan and prepare for high-level exchanges between the two countries in the next stage, and continue to enhance practical cooperation in various fields. The Czech Republic will continue to be committed to cooperation between Central and Eastern European countries (CEEC) and China.

(source:Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China)