China will continue to provide “as much assistance as it can” to Iran to curb the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s president said Saturday.

Xi Jinping said China offered Iran a batch of anti-epidemic supplies and sent a team of voluntary health experts to Iran, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Xi said he is confident that Iran “will surely win the battle” against the virus, adding that his country stands ready to step up cooperation with Iran to contain the epidemic.

Iran is one of the worst-hit countries from coronavirus with more than 600 deaths and 11,000 cases confirmed.


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