From the very beginning Azerbaijan in its both national and the NAM Chair capacities has been advocating for greater global solidarity to overcome the pandemic, and put forward a number of global initiatives to that end, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov said during his speech at the General Debate of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Report informs.

The minister noted that the initiative of President Ilham Aliyev, in his capacity as Chair of the Non-Aligned Movement, to convene a Special Session of the UN General Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, enjoyed broad support of the UN membership. On behalf of NAM Azerbaijan also tabled resolutions on ensuring equal, affordable, timely and universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, which were adopted at the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Council with an overwhelming support of Member States:

“Along with effective vaccination campaign within the country, Azerbaijan has donated significant amount of COVID-19 vaccines to the countries in need. We have provided international assistance to more than 80 countries to combat the pandemic.