Minister Jacek Czaputowicz talks to China’s Ambassador in Warsaw
During a phone conversation with Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Warsaw Liu Guangyuan, the foreign affairs minister thanked, on behalf of the Polish government, the authorities in Beijing for their pledge to send over constructive assistance to help Polish healthcare facilities combat coronavirus.
Owing to the activity of Polish diplomacy, which, for a number of days now, in cooperation with the Ministry of Health, has been holding talks with the Chinese side, Poland will soon receive several dozen thousand protective items, and 10,000 certified test kits to uncover COVID-19.
Ambassador Guangyuan expressed his gratitude towards Poland for its support received in the most difficult initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak. He highlighted that the support had both a political dimension (a letter of President Andrzej Duda to President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping) and a practical one. Although the battle with coronavirus in China is not over yet, the country decided to show solidarity with Poland and assist us with a supply of test kits to uncover COVID-19 and protective medical products.
China’s authorities will provide the Polish side with the following items free of charge:
- 10,000 test kits
- 20,000 N-95 masks, fulfilling EU specification/standards
- 5,000 protective suits
- 5,000 medical googles
- 10,000 single-use medical gloves
- 10,000 shoe covers
Thanking for the offered support, Minister Jacek Czaputowicz pointed out to the need for continued cooperation with the Chinese side, including sharing experience in combating the pandemic. In this context, the chief of Polish diplomacy mentioned a videoconference organised on 13 March by the Chinese Embassy in Warsaw, during which experts from China and Central Europe, including Poland, shared their knowledge on tackling COVID-19.
MFA Press Office