WHO is grateful to Azerbaijan for contribution in fight against COVID-


“WHO is grateful to the government of Azerbaijan for its assistance in fighting the coronavirus pandemic” – Director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

Report informs, he spoke during the video conference of the Contact Group of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) entitled “We stand together against COVID-19”, held on the initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

“I thank the President of Azerbaijan for inviting me to this video conference. I would also like to thank the government of Azerbaijan for allocating $ 5 million to fight COVID-19.”

As a contribution to international efforts to prevent the risk of spreading coronavirus infection in the world, the government of Azerbaijan decided to provide voluntary financial assistance of five million dollars to the COVID-19 fund within the framework of the WHO’s “Strategic preparedness and response plan.”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that WHO supports the countries of the Non-Aligned Movement in the fight against coronavirus: “In the face of such a global epidemic, people and states must stand in solidarity. After the coronavirus was declared a pandemic in January this year, the virus affected the political, economic, and social spheres of life in all countries and created a panic. It caused serious problems in development. We have a simple mission to protect our planet. Now all interested parties, states, and the private sector should do their best to ensure that no one is left behind. Therefore, strengthening the values of comprehensive international cooperation is very important at this stage.”


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