ArmInfo.Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan sent a letter to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Anthony Guterres, in which he confirmed the commitment of the Republic of Armenia to join the call for a global ceasefire. ArmInfo was informed about this in the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.
Pointing out the importance of joint actions in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Armenian Foreign Minister noted in a letter: "International support is equally important for those who have become vulnerable as a result of conflicts.
From this point of view, support from UN professional bodies and, above all, the World Health Organization, as well as access to people living in conflict-affected regions are especially important. Armenia is ready to provide all the necessary conditions for the work of the relevant UN bodies, regardless of the status of the territory.
This epidemic is a serious challenge for humanity, and joint efforts to overcome it can give a new impetus to multilateral cooperation, joint efforts to create a comprehensive peace free of war and hostilities. The implementation of confidence-building measures aimed at the prevention of natural disasters, their mitigation and management in these difficult times should be considered as an opportunity for all peoples, including for parties to the conflict. "We note that in March of this year, the UN Secretary General issued a video message calling for an immediate ceasefire around the world in connection with the coronavirus pandemic." The whole world is faced with a common enemy - COVID-19. The virus has no citizenship or ethnicity ... I call for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world. The time has come to freeze military conflicts and focus on a real war for our lives. Now humanity needs it more than ever, "said Antonio Guterres. He noted that it is the civilian population in the territories where the war is going on that is the most defenseless in a pandemic, as it does not have adequate access to medical care. Antonio Guterres added that the special envoys of the UN Secretary-General will engage in dialogue with the parties to the conflict so that real action takes place behind the call for a ceasefire and that they begin to prepare for countering pandemics in the territories where there is a war and coronavirus.