Global think tanks advocate int’l cooperation to battle COVID-19
More than 160 experts and media representatives from 48 countries and nine international organizations called for international solidarity and cooperation to combat the COVID-19 pandemic during an online forum held on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Global Think Tanks Online Forum on International Cooperation to Combat COVID-19 also highlighted the importance to build a global community of health for all.
China has resolutely launched an all-out people’s war against the COVID-19 outbreak and succeeded in containing the spread of the virus. In this battle, China will always stand together with other countries, said an official with the State Council Information Office.
Many attendees called for candid and in-depth exchanges among global think tanks to contribute wisdom and energy to enhance international cooperation to fight the virus and promote global economic development.
The pandemic has brought a negative impact to global governance, and countries around the world should join hands in areas including economic recovery, vaccine research and development, environmental protection and digital governance, said attendees from Australia, Belgium, Croatia, the United States, South Africa and the World Trade Organization.
The online forum was jointly hosted by 10 think tanks around the world. A joint statement was released after the forum.