China and Japan to boost efforts in curbing virus

published 19.05.2020 17:24

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On Wednesday, Tokyo reported 132 new cases, including eight from a baby care facility, and the total infections in the country rose to 11,965.

“The top priority of the international community is to stay united in the fight against the epidemic,” he said, pledging that Japan is willing to strengthen international and regional anti-epidemic cooperation with China as a “friendly neighbor”.

“The Chinese and Japanese people have been voicing support for each other since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic,” said Wang, adding that China will continue to provide assistance to Japan as needed to the best of its capacity despite its own difficulties in epidemic prevention and control.

China and Japan should cherish their friendship gained in joint anti-epidemic efforts and constantly push forward cooperation, said State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during a phone conversation with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Tuesday.

Nishimura Yasutoshi, the economy minister who is also in charge of anti-coronavirus measures warned that efforts being taken by Japan could be insufficient.