Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh attends the Ministerial Video-Conference of the Alliance for Multilateralism on COVID-19 in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh has proposed four special strategies to help the international community cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
He made the suggestions while addressing the Ministerial Video-Conference of the Alliance for Multilateralism on COVID-19 on Thursday.
Firstly, enhancing international solidarity and multilateralism cooperation with the United Nations and the World Health Organisation (WHO) being the centre; and increasing operation efficiency of the WHO to ensure the ability to support developing countries. Within its ability, Việt Nam will contribute to this effort and be willing to provide made-in-Việt Nam medical equipment and materials, he said.
Secondly, promoting sharing of information, experience, research results; and vaccines and medicines must be made available, affordable and accessible to all.
Thirdly, stopping activities that hinder disease prevention and control efforts, particularly power politics and unilateral actions contrary to international law, and supporting the UN Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire and his appeal to waive sanctions that can undermine countries’ capacity to respond to the pandemic.
Fourthly, preparing our post-COVID19 development plan which includes coordinated policies and measures to stimulate the economy, trade and investment, stabilise the financial market and restore the confidence of businesses and people. — VNS