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China keen to support Syria, accelerate reconstruction

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 28: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks on a large screen at a video press conference from The Great Hall Of The People after the closing of the National People's Congress on May 28, 2020 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images)
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks on a large screen at a video press conference from The Great Hall Of The People after the closing of the National People's Congress on May 28, 2020 in Beijing, China. [Andrea Verdelli/Getty Images]

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang said his government is keen to support Syria in combating the coronavirus pandemic, improving the livelihood of its people and accelerating reconstruction.

In a letter sent to the Syrian Prime Minister Hussein Arnous, Keqiang said the Chinese government "attaches great importance" to developing relations with Syria, adding that the two countries "have traditional friendly relations and have long exchanged understanding and mutual support on issues related to core interests and major concerns of the two countries".

The Syrian prime minister said the Chinese premier has expressed his country's readiness to "make joint efforts with the Syrian government to consolidate the traditional friendship between the two countries and constantly push forward cooperative relations, wishing Syria and its people security and prosperity."

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