Mexican staff members unload medical supplies from China at an airport in Mexico City, Mexico, on April 10, 2020. (Photo by Francisco Canedo/Xinhua)
China's assistance to Mexico "is relevant at this time," as China has experience in containing COVID-19, an expert on foreign affairs Jose Luis Leon-Manriquez has said.
"Chinese aid, which is multidimensional, is relevant at this time, because of the pandemic containment strategies that have been implemented in China, both from the point of view of development, medical equipment, and public policy," said Leon-Manriquez, a professor at Mexico's Metropolitan Autonomous University.
The first planeload of medical supplies from China arrived in Mexico on Tuesday. China also helped Mexico buy 11.5 million KN95 masks, 16.1 million surgical masks, and 550,000 gloves from a Chinese company at the end of March.
"This is just the type of experience and cooperation that is needed at the moment," said Leon-Manriquez, adding that China's cooperation with Mexico under the guidance of building a community with a shared future for mankind is exactly what Mexico needs.
Mexico has reported 3,844 cases and 233 deaths by Friday.
The professor called for the Mexican government to take China's advice to make its fight against the coronavirus more effective and faster.
"In Mexico, it is necessary for the government to have its own policy ... but Chinese advice, of course, will be very useful if the advice of Chinese experts is really listened to," said Leon-Manriquez.