Chinese medical experts coming to Philippines to assist fight COVID-19: Chinese envoy

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The Chinese Embassy in Manila said that today, March 30, Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian had a phone call with Secretary Francisco Duque III of Department of Health (DOH).

The Chinese embassy said both sides exchanged views on the cooperation between China and the Philippines in fighting against COVID-19.

“Ambassador Huang informed that the Chinese government will dispatch the Chinese medical expert team to the Philippines upon the request of Philippine government. The main task of the medical expert team is to help the Philippines fight against COVID-19, by providing technical advice on epidemic prevention and control as well as sharing medical treatment experience,” the Chinese embassy said.

The Chinese embassy noted that Ambassador Huang expressed appreciation regarding the active role that Secretary Duque and DOH had played in the course of preparation and assured Secretary Duque that the embassy will continue to work closely with DOH to facilitate relevant arrangements of the medical expert team.

“Secretary Duque expressed his appreciation and gratitude for China’s support to the Philippines in battling the epidemic and looked forward to the arrival of the Chinese medical expert team. He also pledged that DOH would actively further coordinate with the Embassy to make sure the work of the medical expert team goes smoothly,” the Chinese embassy said.