AKIPRESS.COM - President of Turkmenistan Gurbangulya Berdimuhamedov addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
In his speech, Turkmen strongmen expressed condolences as "hundreds of thousands of people did not survive the coronavirus pandemic."
"Today we have to speak first of all about the new danger faced by humanity in the XXI century. In a short time, COVID-19 has become a real and perhaps the most threatening challenge of our time. A global challenge that does not recognize borders, races, and nationalities, which has a detrimental effect on all spheres of civilizational development," he said.
Turkmenistan proposed to establish a special program of the World Health Organization to research the coronavirus genome; to develop a multilateral mechanism for pneumonia control; establish a Methodological Center for the Treatment and Prevention of Acute Infections.
Additionally, Berdimuhamedov said Turkmenistan will present initial draft of the concept and structure of future Special program on the Aral Sea in the framework of ESCATO sessions in May 2021. "We call upon all states and interested international organizations to discuss these documents," he added.
He also confirmed Turkmenistan's readiness to continue to strengthen and build up strategic partnership with the UN.