First entry: Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 13:07
The need to create a Pandemic Treaty was emphasized by the President of the European Council during a joint press conference with the Director General of the WHO, Tentros Abhamon Gebregesous.
“The coronavirus pandemic has affected every sector of our societies. Emphasizing our strengths and revealing our weaknesses. And above all, it has taught us a brutal lesson – no country, no continent can defeat a pandemic alone. It requires a global approach. The “us” and not the “I”. And a collective commitment at the highest political level “, stressed Charles Michel, pointing out that the next pandemic is not a matter of” if “, but of” when “. So we have to be ready. We have no time to lose. “
The President of the European Council noted that “through this Treaty, our main objective is to promote an integrated approach to better predicting, preventing and dealing with pandemics, enhancing global capacity and resilience, and ensuring equitable access to medical solutions”.
Finally, Charles Michel said that “if we have more transparency in the supply chain, it means more trust and better cooperation, better cooperation between countries in the world.”
Earlier, in a joint article co-authored by 25 leaders (initially 23 including Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Emanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and added by Mario Draghi and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan and Cha), Charles Meischa and The Gebregies explained the benefits of such a treaty.
Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 13:07