Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio expressed his gratitude to the Chinese government for sending a team of professional medical experts to Italy, and stressed that the medical team sent by China are the first people to deal with the COVID-19 and are rich in experience when he interviewed by Italian national television.
Di Maio also thanked the Chinese government for supporting Italy in fighting the epidemic, and praised China's related experience. He said that China’s condolences and support fully demonstrate the traditional friendship between the two peoples.
The current epidemic situation in Italy is very serious, and the Italian government is paying close attention to and learning from China's successful experience in fighting the epidemic, and taking effective measures to prevent its spread, he said.
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Italy's Deputy Minister of Health Pierpaolo Sileri expressed the same opinion in an interview, saying that China was the first country to respond to the coronavirus epidemic, and its experience is very important to the world. Sileri also said that the Italian are grateful that China let them know the epidemic situation quickly and set an example for them to fight the epidemic.
In addition to Italian politicians, Italian media and netizens also praised China's experience in combating the epidemic. On Mar 11, an anti-epidemic expert team organized by the Red Cross Society of China set off for Italy and brought humanitarian relief materials to support Italy in fighting the coronavirus epidemic.
ANSA news agency and other Italian media have followed this report. The Italian media generally stated that the Italian side needs Chinese experience. Italian netizens also expressed their gratitude, saying that the friendship between China and Italy persists through history.
After the Italian TGCOM24 TV news network reported that the Chinese expert team had set off for Italy, many Italian netizens left a message saying: "Great, they have detailed experience and bring us medical supplies. We want to thank our Chinese friends. "
Stephan El Shaarawy, of the Chinese Super League, wrote on social media that he was frustrated by the rapid spread of the epidemic, but at the same time he is confident. Shaarawy said that the situation in China is improving. Thanks to the solidarity of all Chinese people in the face of emergencies, they have all shouldered their due responsibilities. He hopes Italians can learn from the Chinese, take on their social responsibilities, abide by prevention and control regulations and ultimately defeat the epidemic.
"Wear a mask, stay at home ..." Italian netizens said, adding that this was the most effective protection for the Chinese in the early stages of the epidemic and is now also applicable to Italy.
Regarding China's donation of medical materials to Italy, Italian netizens said that it was very generous, and that they are touched by and proud of China’s action.
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Some people commented that China is doing a good job as a responsible major power. At the moment, the epidemic is scary but meaningful, it can finally bring positive changes to the world.