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Xi sends message of sympathy to Mauritanian president

Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani listens at the end of the first roundtable during the One Planet Summit Biodiversity which is part of the World Nature Day on Jan 11, 2021 at the Elysee Palace in Paris.
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BEIJING – Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday sent a message of sympathy to Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani over his infection with the COVID-19 virus.

In his message, Xi said that learning about the infection of President Ghazouani, he extends sympathy to him and wishes him a speedy recovery.

The Chinese government and the Chinese people firmly support the Mauritanian government and people in the anti-pandemic fight, Xi said, adding he believes that under the leadership of Ghazouani, Mauritania will surely defeat the pandemic at an early date. 

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