Merkel, Xi stress close cooperation in coronavirus fight


GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping, have underscored the importance of close cooperation in tackling coronavirus, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday.

Summarising a call between the two leaders, Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said they agreed that the current crisis situation can only be resolved through close international cooperation.’’

Germany and China remained in close communication, he added.

Merkel and Xi will attend a special video summit of the Group of 20 leading economic powers (G20) to discuss the coronavirus crisis on Thursday.

Merkel, who herself is in self-isolation after coming into contact with a person who later tested positive for coronavirus, will attend the virtual meeting from home.


– March 25, 2020 @ 19:00 GMT |

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