WHO thanks Kazakhstan for humanitarian aid in the region
World Health Organization representatives thanked Kazakhstan for humanitarian aid to the Central Asian countries. During an online briefing in the organization’s headquarters, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus emphasized that countries should show unity at the national level and solidarity in the world arena in the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Meanwhile, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program Michael Ryan highlighted the importance of coordinated work by leaders of the Central Asian region to quickly suppress the deadly virus outbreak.
“Thanks again to Kazakhstan for providing assistance in the region. Through this pandemic situation, we see that very often, no matter what level you are at, the most effective aid comes from neighbors. It can be a neighboring house or a neighboring country. Such countries are connected with a common language and culture, they share a common approach to the world. The entire subregion, from Turkey to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan, can work effectively to provide mutual assistance. I am confident that regional coordination on harmonizing innovative strategies and work on the lifting of the lockdown is very important for controlling the situation to return to normal social and economic life,” commented Michael Ryan.