On Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a message of empathy to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after he and his wife contracted the novel coronavirus.
In his message, the Chinese president said, “after learning that President Assad and his wife, Asma al-Assad, had been infected with the coronavirus he and his wife, Peng Liyuan, expressed their empathy and wishes for a speedy recovery.”
Xi stressed that the Chinese government and people strongly support the Syrian government and the people’s efforts to combat the virus, expressing his belief that under the leadership of President Assad, the Syrian people will definitely be able to defeat the coronavirus.
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