• July 21, 2024

Participation of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon at the 77th session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

April 26, 2021 the statement of the Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon was presented virtually at the opening of the Ministerial Segment of the 77th session of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

In his video statement, the President emphasized the importance of cooperation and coordination for scaled up actions in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, which is still ongoing in many countries worldwide. The President added that countries of our region, along with expanding social protection, need to invest in sustainable economic recovery, supporting trade, ensuring the smooth transportation of essential items, in particular food and medicine and protecting the environment, counter possible future threats and crises, diversify the economy, promote the digitalization process, adapt to the climate change and foster transition to the green economy. In this sensitive and challenging time, coordinated actions and mutual support are essential for the entire global community.

The meeting also included the participation of the President of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President of the UN Economic and Social Council Mr. Munir Akram, Under-Secretary-General of UN and Executive Secretary of the ESCAP Ms. Armida Salsiah, Presidents of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan and the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, the Prime Ministers of Thailand, Tuvalu, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan.

It should be noted that the 77th session of the UNESCAP took place at the organization’s headquarters in Thailand, virtually under the theme “Building back better from crises through regional cooperation in Asia and the Pacific.” The session focused on the analysis of the socio-economic impact of the pandemic in Asia and the Pacific, the results of measures taken so far, the development of political decisions for better reconstruction based on regional cooperation.


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