Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong on Tuesday urged India to review restrictions related to the novel coronavirus outbreak calmly and resume travel and trade between two countries.
“We hope the Indian side could review the epidemic situation in an objective, rational and calm manner,” Sun added.
“We also hope that India implement the consensus and instructions of the leaders of the two countries, handle with China’s much-needed items in a humanitarian spirit, and resume normal personnel exchanges and trade between our two countries,” he added.
The Central Government had recently banned all India-bound airlines from boarding any passengers from China and cancelled all existing Indian visas issued to Chinese citizens and had asked them to apply afresh.
In a series of tweets, Sun on Tuesday expressed his gratitude to India for helping China to deal with the coronavirus outbreak.
“China and India have been keeping close communication on the epidemic. We appreciate solidarity and support rendered by India,” Sun tweeted.
“Recently, PM Modi sent a letter of condolence to President Xi Jinping, expressing his recognition of tremendous effort made by China to deal with the outbreak. The Indian side assures readiness to stand by China and provide the assistance that India can to face this challenge,” he added.