Turkmenistan, UN Discuss Measures on Preventing Spread of Infectious Diseases

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Turkmenistan, UN Discuss Measures on Preventing Spread of Infectious Diseases
Officials of Turkmenistan and the UN discussed joint actions to counter the coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impacts.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held a video conference with the Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Reforms Jens Wandel on Thursday.

According to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry’s statement, the meeting participants discussed key vectors of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN and its specialized structures. The officials particularly discussed joint actions to counter the coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impacts.

The measures taken in Turkmenistan to prevent dangerous diseases were announced, including the activities of the Emergency Commission to Combat the Spread of Diseases, the implementation of the Turkmenistan’s Country Preparedness And Response Plan (CPRP) on acute infection diseases, and the country's accession to the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) announced by the WHO Director-General.

The sides also discussed issues of expanding and supporting the material and technical support system for measures to combat the pandemic. The officials noted that Turkmenistan strongly supports international efforts aimed at protecting human health.

The parties also discussed ongoing projects and programs between Turkmenistan and the UN, and also considered promising areas of future cooperation.