|President Xi Jinping Sends Message of Sympathy to President Hassan Rouhani of Iran|
President Xi Jinping sent a message to President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, conveying the sympathies of the Chinese government and people to the Iranian government and people over the COVID-19 outbreak.
Xi noted the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries and the longstanding friendship between the two peoples. While the Iranian government and people have provided sincere support and assistance for China's epidemic response, China has also sent medical supplies and an expert team to Iran in support of its fight against the virus.
Xi expressed China's readiness to work more closely with Iran over the epidemic and provide further help where it can, and stressed his confidence in the ability of the Iranian government and people to ultimately defeat the disease.