Azerbaijan provided humanitarian and financial assistance to more than 30 countries
- 29 December 2020
“The Republic of Azerbaijan, which proved itself as a responsible and reliable partner in the international arena, also contributed to international efforts on the fight against COVID-19 pandemic,” says a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Republic of Azerbaijan on the results of 2020, APA reports.
It was noted that Azerbaijan has provided $ 10 million in voluntary financial assistance to the World Health Organization, as well as humanitarian and material assistance to ISESCO and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as well as more than 30 countries. "It is no coincidence that the World Health Organization has called Azerbaijan an exemplary country in the fight against the pandemic. The proposal of the President of Azerbaijan to hold a special session of the UN General Assembly at the level of heads of state and government on combating coronavirus at the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group on Coronavirus held on May 4 at the initiative of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev More than 150 UN members A high-level segment of a special session on this topic was held on December 3-4. The President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ilham Aliyev, initiated the convening of the special session as the Chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement in the opening part of the event, as well as in the national part during the general discussions. 37 heads of state and 40 heads of government, 67 ministers spoke at the general discussions of the special session, and the speakers thanked Azerbaijan for initiating the session.