Speakers at a teleconference jointly organized by the University of Peshawar and Chinese Xian Jiaotong University discussed different aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic and how to find out a strategy for combating the crisis.

In a teleconference, the two universities pledged to promote more cooperation and undertake some high-quality research against the disease. The conference was titled “Fighting Covid-19: Measures and Arrangements”. The participants also discussed diagnosis and treatment for the coronavirus that has affected the entire world.

A number of experts from China and Pakistan participated in the online conference. Dr. LEI Yanjun, Deputy Director of Department International Cooperation and Exchanges was the moderator for the session. He introduced Chinese speakers.

Prof. Dr. Zahid Anwar, Director, China Study Center, co-moderator, introduced the Pakistani participants. Prof Dr. XI Guang, Vice-President, Xian Jiaotong University, welcomed the Pakistani participants. He hoped for more collaboration between the two universities.

Dr. Safdar Ali Shah, Director-General, China Pakistan Economic Corridor Cell, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, talked of the HEC support and efforts to enhance collaboration between Chinese and Pakistani Universities in the realm of higher education especially cooperation and research against Covid-19. Dr. Gong Shouping, Chairman of the Committee Board, second the affiliated hospital focused on understanding, confronting, and fighting Covid-19.

Prof Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan, Vice-Chancellor, University of Peshawar highlighted the gravity of the situation about the pandemic in Pakistan and the steps taken by the government to tackle it properly. Prof Dr. Chen Ling, Dean of School of Continuing Education, provided technical support to the teleconference. 

Prof Dr. LI Jinna, Director of the Infectious Disease Department, highlighted Covid-19 prevention and control. Dr. Liu Ming, Director of the Administration Division, a second affiliated hospital, was the moderator of the second session from the Chinese side. Dr. Jia Xiaoli, Deputy-Director of the Infectious Disease Department, second affiliated hospital, and Dr. Wang Lei from the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, second affiliated hospital also participated in the teleconference.

Dr. Lei Yanjun, in her concluding remarks, said that XJTU and UOP will collaborate with each other comprehensively and this cooperation will be taken to a new and higher stage as soon as the situation becomes normal.