Cuba calls for globalization of solidarity to fight against Covid-19
Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel called this Monday for the globalization of solidarity to successfully fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
'Let's say it honestly: if we had globalized solidarity as some globalized the market, the story would be different', Diaz-Canel said on his speech via videoconference at the Virtual Summit 'United Against Covid-19', which was organized by Azerbaijan as president of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries (MNOAL).
This pandemic demonstrated the fragility of a fractured and exclusive world, stated the president, assuring that not even the most fortunate and powerful could survive in the absence of those creating and sustaining wealth through their work.
There is a lack of solidarity and cooperation, values that he deemed cannot be linked only to profits as those who, paying tribute to the market, forget the value of human life.
Recalling the recent four months experienced by the world in the face of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus' spread, the leader underscored the errors of neoliberal policies, which led to the shrinking of the States, excessive privatizations and the forgetfulness of the majority.
'It is not possible to accurately predict the extent of its aftermaths. The high number of infected and the large human losses show its devastating impact on an increasingly interconnected world that; however, it has not been able to enhance that interconnection', he said.
The event was chaired by Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev and it was attended by some twenty heads of State, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
The Movement is also expected to adopt a Declaration by the Heads of State and Government not only on the importance of international solidarity in the current fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The MNOAL will also have to take a stand for strengthening multilateralism for stability and economic and social development after the pandemic.