The medical team sent by the Chinese government to Azerbaijan returned home on August 17.
The medical team to Azerbaijan, consisting of experts selected by the Sichuan Provincial Health Commission, was organized by the National Health Commission. All ten members of the team selected from the West China Hospital of Sichuan University possess rich experience in epidemic prevention and control.
The team of experts arrived in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, on August 4. Over the past two weeks, they visited local hospitals, test labs and blood banks in Baku, Jalilabad and Sumgayit, held group seminars with relevant departments and medical experts to analyse the current epidemic situation, epidemic prevention measures and treatment process, helped training local medical personnel, and shared China's anti-epidemic experience with them unreservedly. Their work illustrates the traditional friendship between China and Azerbaijan, demonstrates the vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, and has won acclaims from the government and people of Azerbaijan.
China and Azerbaijan have friendly and cooperative relations. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the two countries have been supporting each other to overcome difficulties together, reflecting profound bilateral friendship. China will continue providing as much help as possible to Azerbaijan, and will continue enhancing international cooperation to fight the virus. With concerted efforts, we believe the pandemic will be defeated at an early date.