China’s Ambassador to Serbia Chen Bo told President Aleksandar Vucic that official Beijing had approved a package of aid to help Serbia combat the coronavirus pandemic.
She said that the aid would include a donation and experts who, she said, would arrive in Serbia by the end of the week, a press release said.
Vucic is quoted as saying that Serbia is not asking for money. “We are asking for much more than money, we are asking for Chinese love, we are asking for your people to help us and we are asking for this to enable us to buy things,” he said.
According to the President, Serbia is not in the same position as other countries, adding that “the eyes of Serbia are looking to China now”. “We need your help and support to avoid the worst case scenario and I am asking you to send everything that you can. Money is not the problem. We need everything from masks, gloves, respirators, literally everything and most of all we need your knowledge and people who want to come here and help us get out of this grave crisis without thousands and tens of thousands of dead,” he said.