Foreign party leaders praise CPC’s role in global anti-pandemic effort (2)

Xinhua News Agency | Apr 9, 2020 at 3:20 AM

BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of foreign political party leaders have highly appraised the role of the Communist Party of China (CPC) as a responsible major political party in the global fight against COVID-19.

The CPC has taken decisive and strong measures to contain the spread of the outbreak, upheld the vision of a community of shared future for mankind, shared with the world its experience of preventing and controlling COVID-19 and fully supported the global fight against the contagious disease, demonstrating how much it has shouldered as a responsible major political party, they said in messages addressed to the International Department of the CPC Central Committee recently.

Oppah Muchinguri, national chairperson of Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front, said that under the strong leadership of General Secretary Xi Jinping and the CPC, China has achieved significant results in its COVID-19 prevention and control work at the current stage.

He said that China's anti-virus efforts have not only made significant contributions to protecting the health of the Chinese people and other people in the world, but also offered important experience for other countries fighting the pandemic, which demonstrated China's sense of responsibility as a major country in the world.

While saying the pandemic is a common enemy and challenge for all mankind, he stressed that only by standing hand in hand and working together can the world win this fight against the major infectious disease.

Vojtech Filip, deputy speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic and leader of the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), said the pandemic poses a huge challenge to all countries. China shares its experience with other countries and provides medical supplies, which illustrates through its action the old saying "a friend in need is a friend indeed."

Filip stressed that, the joint appeal issued by the CPC and political parties from other countries provides a way out of the current plight. The KSCM, together with other political parties, will actively support this appeal.

Doug Bandow, special assistant to former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, said China is gradually getting rid of COVID-19.

China's achievement in its combat against the novel coronavirus has prompted the U.S. government to attach great significance to cooperating with China and other countries in the fight against COVID-19.

Bandow noted that at a time when the novel coronavirus is spreading widely in Western countries, politicizing the pandemic serves no one's interests.