On the evening of 27 April, President Xi Jinping had a phone call with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran.
Xi underscored that confronted with this major global public health emergency, only by enhancing coordination and cooperation can the international community forge strong synergy needed to defeat COVID-19. Unilateral sanctions undermine the efforts of Iran and the international community to tackle the virus. China is firmly committed to growing its comprehensive strategic partnership with Iran and strongly supports Iran in safeguarding its national sovereignty and dignity. China stands ready to work with Iran and other members of the international community in closer cooperation to strive for the final victory over COVID-19 and contribute to global public health security.