Nouakchott, 8 January 2022 (TDI): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China conveyed Xi Jinping’s message of sympathy on January 8, 2022, to the President of Mauritania over his infection with Covid-19.

Mauritanian President Tested Positive for Covid-19

The President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Ghazouani on Tuesday tested positive for Coronavirus. This came in the spike of Covid-19 infections in the country. Hence, in a statement by the Presidency, Ghazouani showed mild symptoms, however, in a stable condition.

Nonetheless, over the past week, Mauritania has registered an increase in the total number of Covid-19 infections. As a result, Mauritania has registered over 42,182 Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic two years and 872 covid-19 related deaths.

China’s Message of Sympathy to Mauritania

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China on January 8, 2022, conveyed Xi Jinping’s message of sympathy to Mauritanian President Ghazouani over his infection with Covid-19.

In the message, Xi Jinping extended his sympathy to Ghazouani and wished him a quick recovery. Also, Xi reaffirms that the people of China and the Chinese government strongly support the people and government of Mauritania in the fight against the pandemic.

In addition, Xi expressed confidence in the leadership of President Ghazouani and Mauritania will surely defeat the pandemic at an early date.

About Mauritania

Mauritania officially called the Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in West Africa. Mauritania is bordered to the north and northwest by Western Sahara and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

Also, it is bordered by Mali to the east and southeast, Algeria to the northeast, and Senegal to the southwest. Mauritania gained independence on November 26, 1960, from France. As a result, its official language is Arabic.

Its population is 4.65 million. Mauritania is also rich in mineral resources, especially iron and ore. Furthermore, Mauritania has two main ethnic groups. These include Black Africans and Arab-Berbers.