The proposal to hold a special session of the UN General Assembly in the form of a videoconference in order to strengthen solidarity in the fight against coronavirus, which was put forward by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, was supported by about 130 members of the world organization, which is enough to host the event.
This was announced by the Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan – Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration Hikmet Hajiyev.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, during a speech at the online summit of the Non-Aligned Movement to combat the pandemic, as a model of global solidarity, put forward a proposal to hold a special session of the UN General Assembly at the level of heads of state and government as a video conference, TASS quoted him as saying.
Gadzhiev noted that the proposal was unanimously agreed in New York between 120 countries – members of the Non-Aligned Movement. UN Secretary General Antoniu Guterres asked all member countries to determine their attitude to the proposal within 30 days, until June 27. For the session to take place, it must be supported by at least 97 member countries of the organization. As a result, according to Baku, before the deadline, approximately 130 countries informed the office of the Secretary General of their support for Aliyev’s initiative.
“We are convinced that the special session will create the conditions for the full mobilization of the international community in the fight against the pandemic and will make a positive contribution to finding a global response to this global threat. The continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic once again demonstrates that there is a great need for an urgent and urgent meeting of the heads of state and world governments in the framework of the special session of the UN General Assembly, called the World Parliament, to discuss ways to get out of the COVID-19 disaster that has gripped the world and find solutions, ”Hajiyev said.
On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the world’s largest coronavirus pandemic. Over the course of six months, more than 9.6 million people worldwide were infected, more than 489 thousand patients with COVID-19 died. 4.8 million people recovered. At the moment, Russia ranks third in the number of infected in the world.