Baku, December 4, AZERTAC
“Today, there is a great need for joint efforts of international community to counter COVID-19 pandemic which is the biggest threat to the world,” said President Ilham Aliyev as he addressed a Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly in response to COVID-19 pandemic at the Level of the Heads of State and Government.
The head of state said that Azerbaijan, as the Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, demonstrating responsibility at the national and international levels initiated holding of the Summit of the Contact Group of the Non-Aligned Movement in response to coronavirus on 4 May 2020. “During the Summit, I suggested the convening of the Special Session of the UN General Assembly in response to coronavirus at the level of the heads of state and government. All 120 Non-Aligned Movement members supported this proposal. It reaffirmed their commitment to “Bandung Principles”, Movement’s values, multilateralism and international solidarity. Overall, more than 150 UN Member States supported this initiative,” the President mentioned.
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