UN secretary-general expresses confidence on China’s epidemic control efforts

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 UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Sunday expressed confidence over China’s ongoing efforts to combat the COVID-19, saying China’s “gigantic effort” will allow for “the progressive reduction of the disease.”

聯合國祕書長安東尼奧·古特雷斯(Antonio Guterres)周日表示,對中國正在進行的抗擊COVID-19的努力表示信心。他說,中國的「巨大努力」將有助於「逐步減少這種疾病」。

The remarks were made by Guterres during a joint press conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday in Islamabad.

古特雷斯是在周日與巴基斯坦外長庫雷希在伊斯蘭堡舉行的聯合記者招待會上發表上述言論的。

Calling the COVID-19 outbreak “a huge challenge,” the UN chief said the response of the Chinese government has been a very strong and impressive one. “Obviously, in a situation as complex as this, it is always difficult to have a quick solution,” he added.

這位聯合國祕書長稱COVID-19疫情是一個「巨大的挑戰」,他說中國政府的反應是非常強烈和令人印象深刻的。「顯然,在如此複雜的情況下,總是很難有一個快速的解決辦法,」他補充說。

“The effort that is in place is a gigantic effort. We are very confident that the efforts will allow for the progressive reduction of the disease,” Guterres said.

「現有的努力是一項巨大的努力。古特雷斯說:「我們相信,這些努力將有助於逐步減少這一疾病。」

The UN chief began his four-day visit to Pakistan on Sunday. During this visit, he will address the international conference on Afghan refugees themed “40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity” on Monday.

周日,聯合國祕書長開始對巴基斯坦進行為期四天的訪問。在這次訪問期間,他將在星期一舉行的阿富汗難民問題國際會議上發表講話,主題是「40年來在巴基斯坦收容阿富汗難民:團結的新夥伴關系」。