Jordanian Ambassador to China Hussam Al Husseini said the joining of forces to fight the COVID-19 pandemic has promoted relations between Arab countries and China and strengthened solidarity and cooperation between them.
He made the remarks during a recent exclusive interview with the media agency.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, people have become more aware of the close ties between Arab countries and China, he said, praising their anti-pandemic cooperation.
He expressed his gratitude for the generosity of the Chinese people and the Chinese government in providing medical equipment to Arab countries.
China has handled the virus very well, he said, noting his admiration for the way the Chinese leadership and government have mobilized the population and put in place strict measures to control the transmission of the virus.
“We have been following China’s efforts to develop COVID-19 vaccines, including three successful trial phases that have taken place and some that are still ongoing. These efforts have also been made in cooperation with Arab countries, including Jordan “, he continued.
He expressed gratitude for China’s participation in the WHO-led COVAX initiative to ensure equitable global access to vaccines. “It shows the true spirit of solidarity and cooperation of China, without which humanity could not overcome this virus,” he said.
The ambassador also expressed confidence that the stable growth of the Chinese economy will lead to a global economic recovery after the successful control of the pandemic.
Poverty reduction is one of the prime examples of China’s successful plans and policies, as well as one of the most important Millennium Development Goals proposed by the United Nations many years ago. China is at the forefront of achieving these goals, he said.
He pointed out that many countries, including Jordan, can learn many lessons from China’s experience.
The relationship between Jordan and China is successful in many ways, he said, indicating that the bilateral relationship was enhanced into a strategic partnership in 2015 and that China is the country’s second-largest trading partner.
The ancient Silk Road has always been a good example of historic relations between Arabs and Chinese, he said, noting that Jordan has the potential to become a center of investment, logistics, and redistribution. for Chinese products and services in the joint construction of the “Belt and Road” initiative.
“There are many areas that thrive between our two countries, politically, economically, culturally and in tourism,” he concluded.