UN Secretary General and Turkish President highly appreciate Kazakhstan’s measures taken in fight against COVID-19
According to the Akorda press service, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres had a telephone conversation discussing practical measures taken by the UN and Kazakhstan to neutralize the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications.
President Tokayev highly appreciated the energetic actions of the UN Secretary-General on mitigation of the negative impact of the pandemic on national health systems and the economy. He added that current realities confirmed the central role of the organization and its institutions, which are at the forefront of global anti-crisis efforts.
“Kazakhstan fully supports the UN initiatives aimed at strengthening international security and economic recovery,” said Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Antonio Guterres in turn expressed gratitude to President Tokayev for consistent support of the UN agenda and significant contribution to the fight against coronavirus at the regional level.
The Secretary-General commented favorably on Kazakhstan’s chairmanship within the Group of Landlocked Developing Countries for 2020-2021. During the conversation, Antonio Guterres invited Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to take part in a forum “High-Level Event on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond” that will be held online on May 28.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev received a letter from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which he commended Kazakhstan's comprehensive measures in fight against the novel coronavirus, the Akorda press service reported.
“We are closely monitoring the actions taken by Kazakhstan against the COVID-19 spread. First of all, I wish success to the medical workers who are at the forefront of the fight against the epidemic. I am confident that the Kazakh people will overcome this crisis with the least losses. We stand ready to lend a helping hand and send the necessary medical equipment to support the efforts of friendly and fraternal Kazakhstan,” says the letter.