Azerbaijan has proposed convening a special session of the United Nations General Assembly (UN GA) to strengthen the international community's efforts to combat the new coronavirus (COVID-19), said Ilham Aliyev said, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, in an interview with TASS, ONA reports.
"Of course, common grief unites us. Therefore, We proposed on my initiative have suggested holding a special session of the UN General Assembly at the level of heads of state and government dedicated to the coronavirus," said Mr. Aliyev.
Aliyev added that Azerbaijan has made other efforts to combat the pandemic on a global scale: "We have allocated $ 5 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to provide emergency support to the most vulnerable member countries of the Movement. This is our second donor contribution. Earlier in March, we also allocated $ 5 million to WHO to tackle the global pandemic."