Monday, March 23 2020 15:32
Marianna Mkrtchyan

China ready to provide to Armenia free of charge apparatus for  artificial respiration and special medical clothing for a total of  110,000 US dollars

China ready to provide to Armenia free of charge apparatus for  artificial respiration and special medical clothing for a total of  110,000 US dollars

ArmInfo. Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister Avet Adonts, through the WeChat application, held talks with Ambassador of China to Armenia Tian Erlong.  According to  the press service of the RA MFA, the interlocutors discussed the  situation with a new type of coronavirus in Armenia and China,  exchanged information on measures taken by the governments of the two  states in this direction.

Mutual satisfaction was expressed with the close cooperation between  Armenia and China in the fight against coronavirus.

Adonts expressed gratitude to the Chinese side for providing the RA  Ministry of Healthcare with 1008 tests for coronavirus free of  charge.  The interlocutors also touched upon the extension of the  temporary termination of the visa liberalization agreement (March 31  this year) and agreed to be in close contact on this issue, to  coordinate the next steps on the part of the two states.

The RA Deputy Minister also expressed satisfaction with the fact that  the Chinese side continues to share its experience in combating and  preventing a new type of coronavirus. He also pointed out the  importance of the establishment by the Chinese side of the online  information center for the provision of knowledge on coroanvirus  (Knowledge Center for China's Experiences in Response to COVID-19,  https://covid19.alliancebrh.com). The parties also discussed issues  related to the supply of special medical clothing, masks and  apparatus for artificial respirations The Deputy Foreign Minister of  Armenia asked the Chinese side to continue to support the RA in this  direction.

In his turn, the Ambassador of China announced China's readiness to  provide additional assistance to Armenia by providing special medical  clothing and mechanical ventilation devices for a total of 110,000 US  dollars. At the same time, the Chinese diplomat stated China's  readiness to continue close cooperation with Armenia in resolving  various issues related to the fight against coronavirus, emphasizing  international unity and solidarity in this matter.  It should be  noted that to date, 194 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease have  been recorded in Armenia.  However, only 14 have pneumonia. 

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