NHC minister attends first G20 Health and Finance Ministers Meeting in 2022 via video link
Ma Xiaowei, minister of China's National Health Commission (NHC), speaks at the first G20 Health and Finance Ministers Meeting in 2022 via video link on June 21. [Photo/nhc.gov.cn]
Ma Xiaowei, minister of China's National Health Commission (NHC), attended the first G20 Health and Finance Ministers Meeting in 2022 via video link on June 21.
He said at the meeting that China welcomes beneficial attempts to strengthen fiscal and health coordination for improving capacity in global pandemic prevention, preparedness and response, and called on all parties to maintain the core position of the World Health Organization (WHO) in the global health governance system and prevent redundant construction.
He also expressed China's willingness to work with G20 countries to enhance the global health governance framework and jointly build a global community of health for all on the basis of consensus.
The finance and health ministers at the meeting called on G20 countries to strengthen cooperation, promote a more transparent, equal and inclusive fiscal and health coordination process, and make joint efforts to cope with current and future infectious diseases and pandemics.
A total of around 200 representatives from the G20 members and guest countries, the WHO, the World Bank and other international organizations participated in the meeting online or offline. Officials of the NHC and the National Administration of Disease Prevention and Control of China took part in the event.
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