Virus respects no borders but brings out the best in human nature
Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić said in a televised speech on March 15 that his country could only seek China's help as the EU has placed a ban on exports of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment to non-EU states.
Geng Shuang, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson replied,as comprehensive strategic partners, China and Serbia share unbreakable iron-clad friendship. Now as the Serbian people are also facing the challenge of the pandemic, we will stand firm and fight side by side with them. We will provide protective suits, masks, ventilators and other supplies and send a team of medical experts there to share our experience and practice in diagnosis and treatment.
The first batch of 1,000 new coronavirus detection kits donated by China has been delivered to the Serbian capital Belgrade,to help Serbia fight a new outbreak of pneumonia and this is the first time Serbia has received supplies for the epidemic from abroad.
Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of Chinese netizens took to social media to call on the Serbian embassy in Beijing to open a weibo official account and announce donation channels. In less than an hour, the number of fans reached 200,000.
Chinese netizens expressed their concern about the pneumonia outbreak in Serbia and expressed the hope that Serbia could overcome the difficulties as soon as possible.
Yvanlee said,"Chinese people will stand with Serbia together to fight the virus!"
Kimi said,"The Chinese people will not forget the Serbian people's firm support for China during the difficult times in China. We are brothers and I look forward to traveling to beautiful Serbia after the epidemic is over.Come on Serbia, Come on China!"
Myss22333 said,"We are all in this together! Come on bro! We can work it out!! Our friendship is everlasting!!!"
Vivian said,"Hi! We are all in this fight against virus. A friend in need is a friend indeed.We Chinese people including I want to try our best to help you! Cheer up! We will make it."
ergen said,"The Chinese people will always stand with Serbia."
Virus respects no borders but brings out the best in human nature. China and Serbia are good brothers, partners, friends and comrades. The two countries share unbreakable iron-clad friendship. Supporting each other in times of adversity has always been the defining feature of China-Serbia relations.[ Editor: WPY]