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COVID-19: Tunisia calls for debt relief for developing countries

Tunisia, on Thursday, called on regional and international donors to mobilise substantial financial assistance to developing countries to fight the coronavirus pandemic and limit its economic and social impact.

Tunisia has also called through Foreign Minister Noureddine Erray, who participated, Thursday, at the Alliance for Multilateralism video conference, for the debt relief of these countries, citing in particular the African States.

In this regard, the minister advocated an international approach, based on the values of cooperation, mutual aid and solidarity between the civil societies, especially that several countries are now unable to cope with this epidemic, he said.

The minister also referred to the initiative of the President of the Republic recently presented to the United Nations Security Council for the implementation of the role of the UN in the fight against the crisis caused by the new coronavirus.

In this context, the Minister praised the efforts made by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent the spread of the pandemic, commending the role played by the UN Secretary General and his efforts to mobilise international efforts against this epidemic.

“The UN has a central role in this current crisis,” the minister said.

The Alliance for Multilateralism was launched by Germany and France in April 2019. Tunisia is a member country.

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