A ''global truce''

The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a “global truce” in the war-torn regions on condition that this does not affect the war against terrorist organizations.

The global village of today is in a dire need as not only to stop wars, but further for a balanced and wise policy making away from sword-rattling, sanctions, and groundless accusations.

It shouldn't be an egg first or a chicken first dilemma as regards COVID-19; rather it has to be a unanimous shouldering of responsibilities as to save the globe from such a pandemic.

The global coronavirus death toll approached 200,000 as the globe continues to suffer and work on  to limit the economic devastation unleashed by the virus, which has so far infected nearly 2.8 million people.

"We face a global public enemy like no other," Guterres told a virtual briefing on Friday, asking for international organizations, world leaders and the private sector to join hands. 

"A world free of COVID-19 requires the most massive public health effort in history," asserting that the vaccine should be safe, affordable and available to all, Guterres.

 

Hopefully, governments worldwide, instead of threatening World Health Organization and sanctions, would abide by such a humanitarian urgency away from narrow financial and capitalism greed, so far pursued by so called big powers!

“We fully support the UN Secretary-General’s call for a global truce in war-torn regions and we, as a permanent member of the Security Council, are ready to contribute to the implementation of this important initiative,” Russian Deputy  Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin stated.

Vershinin clarified that, in case of not reaching medicines and health care to residents of the regions of conflicts, there is a possibility that the epidemic situation could collapse and lead to a real humanitarian catastrophe.

It is not a one party war against this pandemic. The globe seems to be divided in parts those who are lending a helping hand and those who are cutting hands off! The Russian , Chinese, Cuban and the like contributions can never be forgotten.

 

Dr. Mohamad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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