Remarks by Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, at the Handover of Humanitarian Assistance from the People’s Republic of China to Combat COVID-19, 5 May 2020

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His Excellency Mr Hong Xiaoyong (洪 小 勇-RRB-
Ambassador of individuals’& rsquo; s Republic of China to Singapore

Ladies and also Gentlemen

1.        In behalf of the Singapore Federal government, I reveal my genuine gratitude to the Chinese federal government for this contribution of masks on behalf of Singapore’& rsquo; s battle versus COVID-19

2.     As the pandemic remains to intimidate lives and also incomes all over the world, worldwide collaboration is vital in surmounting this usual enemy. 

3.       I am heartened that Singapore and also China have actually been functioning very closely with each other in all degrees to stem the spread of the infection. We have actually additionally been discovering methods to sustainably handle the public health dangers while progressively bring back normality to our exchanges.  Our collaboration covers lots of markets, consisting of the health, financial, and also people-to-people balls. We have actually helped with the repatriation of each various other’& rsquo; s nationals, and also offered humanitarian assistance to every various other in times of demand, with payments from all profession.  Our authorities have actually additionally been sharing finest methods, and also talking about efforts to promote profession, the ongoing circulation of vital products and also employees, and also joint r & d, for the advantage of both our nations in addition to the worldwide neighborhood.

4.      Singapore and also China note the 30 th wedding anniversary of polite relationships this year.  Such durable cooperation throughout this challenging time is testimony to the solid relationship in between our nations.  If nations can work together and also interact, we will certainly remain in a far better placement to handle the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.