Union Minister U Thaung Tun participates via videoconference in the inaugural COVID-19 Action Platform for the Asia Pacific organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Photo: MNA
U Thaung Tun, Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, yesterday participated via videoconference in the inaugural COVID-19 Action Platform for the Asia Pacific organized by the World Economic Forum (WEF), acting as a partner to the World Health Organization (WHO).
The WEF Action Platform provides a virtual senior leaders’ community spanning government, business and academia who will meet regularly to address critical issues arising from the COVID-19 crisis.
The videoconference provided participants with an opportunity to exchange perspectives and share insights designed to strengthen regional resilience, develop coordinated responses, and enhance public-private cooperation in the fight against COVID-19.
Participants noted the unprecedented human tragedy COVID-19 has left in its wake, threatening both life and livelihood, and that the pandemic is likely to have dire consequences for global growth and prosperity.
As COVID-19 knows no borders, the need for bold actions at the country-level complemented by greater regional and multilateral cooperation was also stressed. Myanmar remains committed to working both with both our ASEAN and WEF partners, as well as with all other bilateral and multilateral partners, to ensure supply chain connectivity, to ensure markets remain open, and to ensure vital emergency, humanitarian and longer-term development assistance is allocated to where it may have the greatest impact in the fight against COVID-19.—MNA