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Bejing reaches out to India over not labeling Covid-19 as ‘China virus’

NEW DELHI : In the middle of a diplomatic spat between the US and China over the labeling of the Coronavirus as the “China virus", China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has reached out to India with the hope that New Delhi would not support such a classification.

According to the Chinese ambassador in New Delhi Sun Weidong, India’s foreign minister S. Jaishankar has agreed with Wang Yi’s point of view – i.e. on not labeling the virus.

The conversation between Wang Yi and Jaishankar took place on Tuesday.

During a phone call with EAM Dr. Jaishankar today, State Councilor and FM Wang Yi expressed sympathy and solidarity with India in fight against COVID-19. China is ready to share our experience, provide assistance within our capacity and open its channel for procurement to India," Sun said in the first of a series of Twitter posts on Tuesday.

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