HRH Premier calls for global collective action against COVID-19
TDT | Manama
His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has called for a global collective action to bolster the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. HRH Premier stressed the importance of strengthening the foundations of international sustainable co-operation and setting aside differences and building trust.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani made the statements on behalf of HRH Premier during the opening of the “Bahrain Visions Forum: Shared Visions for a Successful Future”. In particular, HRH Premier launched an initiative to establish a task force comprising the United Nations Member States supporting efforts of the UN secretary-general and the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to cushion the impact of the pandemic on the progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UN group will be named “Friends of the UN Secretary-General” on improving ways to counter the negative impacts of COVID-19 on Sustainable Development Goals’ achievement. HRH Premier’s initiative was widely welcomed and backed by international organizations and high-profile personalities who took part in the event held under his patronage.
Mankind’s security and safety can only be achieved with the solidarity and co-operation of all, HRH the Prime Minister stressed. The event coincides with the High-level Meetings of the General Assembly, held on the sidelines of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75), as well as the celebration of the United Nations General Assembly’s 75th anniversary.
In his speech, HRH the Prime Minister noted the importance of a unified global strategy to ensure that resources and energies are directed towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. HRH Premier indicated that Bahrain, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, is keen to provide all support to the citizens and residents to guarantee the safety of society and the health of all.
This has been done through the efforts of Team Bahrain, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, and the National Taskforce for Combating Coronavirus. Bahrain has provided all health, social and economic facilities to the Kingdom’s citizens and residents.
The Prime Minister also paid tribute to the Bahraini medical and nursing competencies for their remarkable patriotic role in addressing the pandemic, praising their commendable noble humanitarian efforts that continue to serve the community.