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Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted briefing: "Development of the Health System of Turkmenistan and International Cooperation

Ashgabat, April 22, /Arzuw NEWS/, today the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan hosted an information briefing on "Development of Health System of Turkmenistan and International Cooperation".

The meeting was attended by heads of ministries, heads of universities, representatives of other government agencies of Turkmenistan, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in the country, heads of UN agencies and representatives of national and international media.

The Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov, Minister of Health and Medical Industry N. Amannepesov, UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan E. Panova, Special Representative of UNRCCA N. German. Representatives of WHO, UNICEF, OSCE, spoke about preventive measures taken to prevent infectious and non-infectious diseases in Turkmenistan.

The briefing touched on a number of issues related to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, emphasizing the importance of sharing mutually beneficial international experiences and identifying relevant areas to further strengthen common efforts to achieve the goals.

As UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan E. Panova stated in her report. Thanks to the prompt preventive measures taken by the Government of Turkmenistan in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the world, now there are no registered cases of infection with this virus in the country.

Е. Panova also informed that on April 3 this year, the UN General Assembly adopted the first resolution since the appearance of COVID-19, which calls for global solidarity to fight the coronavirus infection and Turkmenistan was among co-sponsors of this resolution. Thus, Turkmenistan underscored its active position in the fight against the pandemic by taking a number of decisions to protect the health and safety of citizens of Turkmenistan.

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