Serbia and China have seen deepened cooperation in containing the COVID-19 outbreak and building the Belt and Road, according to Serbian Ambassador to China Milan Bacevic.

In an interview with Xinhua at the opening of the 22nd China Zhejiang Investment & Trade Symposium, Bacevic spoke highly of China’s measures to curb COVID-19.

“These measures enabled China to control the spread of the disease within the shortest possible time,” the ambassador said, noting the world could learn from the country’s experience.

Thanking China for sending humanitarian aid including supplies and medical experts to Serbia, the ambassador said his country has followed the Chinese model of battling the epidemic and generally kept it under control, with its economy on the track to recovery.

Chinese and Serbian epidemiologists are also cementing cooperation in microbiology, bacteriology and medical research to combat COVID-19 and brace for new viruses in the future, he said.

Bacevic envisioned the two countries will continue strengthening bilateral ties under the Belt and Road Initiative, adding that the initiative provides equal opportunities for all nations involved in developing their economies.

He added that Chinese companies and their projects have always found support in Serbia, and expected the expansion of bilateral cooperation to more fields, such as culture and sports.

“There are mutual interests for the cooperation in the fields of culture and sports, and we will be able to gain great results in this,” he said.