The acting secretary-general of the Council of African Political Parties (CAPP) has expressed his solidarity with China in its fight against the coronavirus epidemic.
"The great efforts made by the Chinese government, including the measures to treat the patients, and the prevention and control measures, particularly the lockdown of Wuhan to control the disease, have all proved viable to control the situation," Mohamed Yousif Abdallah told Xinhua in an interview on Saturday at the CAPP headquarters in Sudan's capital Khartoum. "The results of the adopted measures were very good as both infection and death rates have started to noticeably decline," Abdallah said, hailing the spirit of unity shown by the Chinese people in the face of the disease. He also expressed Africa's appreciation for China's "efforts to secure the health situation for the rest of the world, particularly in Africa." China "has protected the world against many issues," the CAPP chief noted. Meanwhile, Abdallah criticized what he termed as "media exaggeration in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak." "This exaggeration is not beneficial to the world, nor to Africa, and therefore we must deal with the facts as they are," he stressed. As a non-governmental organization, the CAPP was established by 47 African political parties in Khartoum in April 2013. The CAPP acts as vehicle of cooperation and coordination between its member political parties, aiming to fight poverty and promote the settlement of poverty and conflict through peaceful means.
(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)