China and the US agreed to put aside their differences on coronavirus during preparatory discussions before the G20 summit, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported, citing a diplomatic source familiar with the talks.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said earlier that the US army could have brought the coronavirus to Wuhan, and called on the US to be Frank, publish its data and explain everything. The US State Department then summoned Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai because of a “brazen disinformation campaign.”
It is reported that China and the US will “take time out in their mutual accusations on the coronavirus and focus on the problems of the pandemic.”
“We all live on the same planet, there will be no winner in the face of the onslaught of the pandemic,” the source said, adding that this thesis was the basis for preparing for the summit.
According to the publication, according to the draft statement to be discussed at the G20 summit, the leaders of the countries will agree that the coronavirus is a common threat to humanity and joint efforts are needed to combat it.
The G20 leaders’ communication on coronavirus is scheduled by video link at 8.00 am in Washington on March 26, according to the schedule of US President Donald Trump, distributed on Thursday by the White House.