Azerbaijan and WHO exchange views on potential spheres of cooperation (PHOTO)
(MENAFN – Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 3
Azerbaijan and WHO exchanged views on potential areas of cooperation, reports the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
The issue was discussed during the meeting between Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Hande Harmanci, head of the World Health Organization (WHO) office in Azerbaijan.
The parties exchanged views on mutually beneficial cooperation between WHO and Azerbaijan, as well as cooperation in combating the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Bayramov told the meeting that Azerbaijan attaches great importance to cooperation with WHO. The past year has been a year of great challenges and the work Azerbaijan has done to combat COVID-19 in the country, the country’s assistance and its initiatives in this context at the international level were highlighted.
The minister pointed out that the high-level meetings of international organizations, including the Cooperation Council of Turkish-speaking States, the Non-Aligned Movement and a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, devoted to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, were organized on the initiative of the President of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan supports equal and equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world.
In turn, Harmanci provided information on the projects implemented by WHO in Azerbaijan, including the activity of training centers in 12 districts of Azerbaijan, on mobile training services with support from the Central Fund United Nations emergency response in five conflict-affected districts. of Azerbaijan, work with people in need of additional technologies, strengthening of the ambulance system and other activities.
Harmanci also announced the next scheduled visit of the WHO Regional Director to the region.
Bayramov underlined in this context the importance and great importance of such visits to the region in terms of expanding cooperation.
Bayramov also briefed Harmanci on the ongoing construction and restoration works on Azerbaijani lands liberated from Armenian occupation, long-term plans in this area, highlighting the possibility of the participation of WHO and other structures of the United Nations restoration projects.
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