"We will not forget the support Italy provided to China at a difficult time for us during the epidemic. Now we are also ready to stand firmly next to the Italian people. Despite the fact that China itself has a great need for medical supplies, we will overcome difficulties and will provide Italy with humanitarian aid in the form of medical masks and other necessary medical supplies", Wang said.
"We will boost exports of necessary goods and equipment to Italy", he said.
Wang said that if the Italian side needed, China was ready to send a group of medical experts to help combat the spread of the virus.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte introduced earlier tough measures, including movement restriction due to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
More than 9,100 COVID-19 cases have been registered in Italy; 724 people have already recovered, 463 have died.