On July 28, Ashgabat hosted a joint media briefing by WHO and UNICEF on the effective exchange of information on pandemic prevention via videoconference. It is reported by press service Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The online briefing was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, representatives of international organizations accredited in the country, as well as local media journalists.
At the beginning of the videoconference, welcoming remarks were made by the Head of the WHO Country Office Paulina Karwowska and UNICEF Representative Christine Weigand. In the speeches, it was noted that under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkmenistan stands for international cooperation in the name of protecting and maintaining people’s health, which is especially important in the current period of the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, special emphasis was placed on the role of promoting the observance of personal hygiene rules and protection from the harmful effects of polluted air among the population.
The briefing participants emphasized that having promptly responded to the outbreak of the pandemic, Turkmenistan places particular emphasis on the prevention of infectious and non-infectious diseases. Also, the country’s leadership pays great attention to promoting a healthy lifestyle.