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Chinese envoy lauds effective measures by Omani government

5 May 2020

The Embassy of China in Oman greatly appreciates the strict and efficient pandemic prevention and control measures adopted by the sultanate. 

The embassy has established a close connection with the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in fighting the pandemic, and is sharing all the information and data. 

“We provided assistance to the MoH and Ministry of Defence for the purchase and transportation of medical supplies from China,” said H E Li Lingbing, China’s Ambassador to Oman.

The Chinese community and companies are making contributions by donating infrared thermograph thermometers to Muscat Airport, donating testing kits to the MoH as well as providing cash support, she added. 

“The Chinese companies in Duqm are also donating medical supplies to the SEZAD. On April 10, I have turned over the donation of 100,000 masks to the MoH on behalf of the Government of China. All of these actions are the best reflection of the partnership and friendship between our two countries and our people.” 

The ambassador went on to praise Oman’s low coronavirus infection rate as compared to the region. “Currently, Oman’s cure rate and other indicators rank among the top in the region, thanks to the great efforts made by His Majesty Sultan Haitham bin Tarik and the Omani government for the safety and health of all the citizens and residents. Those efforts and Oman’s long-standing tradition of peace, stability and tolerance is highly appreciated by China,” she stated.

The ambassador further said, that since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Oman, under the wise leadership of His Majesty Sultan Haitham and the overall deployment of the COVID-19 Supreme Committee, the Omani government has adopted a series of strict and efficient pandemic prevention and control measures, with the close coordination and cooperation of different organisations, including the MoH, MoFA, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Armed Force and Royal Oman Police. 

“China and Oman enjoy a very long term friendship, and are close strategic partners. We feel the same for all the sacrifice made by the Omani people fighting the virus and highly value the effective measures taken by the Omani government.” 

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