Global cooperation and solidarity through multilateral efforts are the only effective and viable means of winning this battle the world is facing, said von der Layen and Borel, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic., affected the entire planet.
“The WHO must continue to be able to lead the international response to pandemics, present and future. That is why the participation and support of all is necessary and essential,” Von der Layen and Borel said in a joint statement.
“Faced with this global threat, the time has come to strengthen cooperation and find common solutions. We must avoid actions that weaken the results at the international level. In this regard, we call on the United States to rethink its decision,” Von der Layen and Borel said.
As the world continues to fight the Kovid-19 pandemic, everyone’s main task is to save lives and control and mitigate this pandemic., the statement said.
The two European leaders point out that The EU continues to support the WHO in this regard and has already provided additional funding.
US President Donald Trump announced yesterday that he was “ending relations” between his country and the WHO, which since the beginning of the epidemic has accused it of being too lenient with China, where COVID-19 began to spread in December.
The United States, which has traditionally been the largest donor to the UN agency, will “redirect these funds to other urgent global public health needs that deserve it,” Trump told the media.