Belt and Road projects play important role during pandemic: Wang Yi
A freight train carrying medical supplies to combat the novel coronavirus leaves Wuhan, Hubei province, for Belgrade, Serbia, on May 9.

Infrastructure and public well-being projects under the Belt and Road Initiative have played an important role for partner countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.

Speaking at a news conference held on the sidelines of the third plenary session of the 13th National People’s Congress, Wang said that looking into the future, the joint building of the Belt and Road will be conducted on a more solid foundation, with more vitality and broader prospects after the pandemic.

According to Wang, China-Europe freight trains have transported 8,000 tons of materials used to help combat the virus from January to April.

Recently, a large number of projects have resumed work and production, which also will provide strong support for fighting against the virus and restarting the economy, he said.

China also will work with partner countries to push forward the construction of the Health Silk Road and hold a Belt and Road high-level meeting at an approbate time.