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The Chinese government has sent a team of medical experts to Cambodia to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Monday.

XinhuaUpdated: March 24, 2020

The Chinese government has sent a team of medical experts to Cambodia to help the country fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang announced Monday.

A member of the Chinese medical team prepares to board the plane bound for Cambodia in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, March 23, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

The seven-member team, organized by the National Health Commission, consists of experts selected by the Health Commission of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, arrived in Phnom Penh Monday morning.

The Chinese side has also donated a batch of anti-epidemic materials to Cambodia, including test kits, N95 protective masks, surgical masks, isolation gowns and medical protective suits, Geng said at a press briefing.

A staff member transports the medical supplies donated by China at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 23, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Cambodian side has expressed firm confidence and support for China to win the battle against the epidemic and the country's people from all walks of life also offered donations and epidemic prevention materials to China since the outbreak, Geng said.

Currently, the Cambodian side is fighting hard against the epidemic, Geng said. "The Chinese side is sure to make its utmost effort to provide comprehensive assistance to Cambodia."

Cambodian Minister of Health Mam Bunheng (2nd L, front) and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian (1st L, front) welcome the Chinese medical team at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, March 23, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

"This is not only a reflection of the special China-Cambodia friendship, but also what we should do as a community with a shared future and iron-clad friends," Geng said.

He said China will continue to work with Cambodia to contain the epidemic and jointly make contribution to the regional public health security.

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