The first batch of China's medical ait to Bosnia has arrived in Sarajevo on Friday, Fena news agency reported, adding that the donation was the result of a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the field of medicine which the two countries signed seven days ago.
After receiving the donation from the Chinese Ambassador to Bosnia Ji Pink, Bosnia's Civil Affairs Minister Ankica Gudeljevic she stated that she was very pleased that the first steps in the cooperation between China and Bosnia were taken within the framework of this Memorandum, especially regarding the medical equipment that Bosnia will use well in the fight against the new coronavirus.
“This is a nice and positive gesture of China, especially since we marked the 25th anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations between our two countries. This opens up opportunities for further cooperation, and I have already talked with Ambassador Ping about the possibility of exchanging experiences through video conferencing between Bosnian experts are fighting the coronavirus with their colleagues from China who have a lot of experience in the field. I believe this exchange would be of great benefit to Bosnia,” Gudeljevic said.
China donated six respirators of different models and 58,000 masks to Bosnia and Ambassador Ping pointed out that this is “small help from afar representing a great and honest friendship.”
“This donation shows our strong support for Bosnian citizens in the fight against the epidemic. The Chinese people will not forget the help of the international community as we went through the most difficult moments in the fight against coronaviruses. Chinese people are grateful. We will do everything we can to help Bosnia,” Ping said.
He recalled that Chinese President Xi Jinping recently responded to a letter from Bosnia's Presidency Chairman Sefik Dhaferovic, noting that China is ready to strengthen the cooperation in the fight against the pandemic with all countries, including Bosnia.