China to help set up South Asia Covid-19 emergency supplies reserve

29th Apr, 2021

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Funeral pyres are lit for Covid-19 victims at a temporary crematorium in New Delhi. Photo: AP

China pledged to set up a reserve of “emergency supplies” with South Asian nations on Tuesday during talks with five countries in the region on combating Covid-19 – discussions from which India was notably absent. In an online conference call, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh discussed ways to “strengthen consensus on solidarity against Covid-19”.

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