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Foreign minister calls for combined efforts to fight Covid-19

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:18 - Updated Tue, 27 Oct 2020 12:18

Foreign minister, Téte António Photo: Clemente dos Santos

Luanda - Angolan minister of Foreign Affairs Téte António Monday in Luanda called for a joint efforts to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic virus.

The minister, who was speaking at the celebration of the United Nations’ 75th anniversary, defended joint efforts with institutions like the United Nations System and its specialised agencies, the other institutions and Member States.

According to him, combined efforts will allow to overcome the different hindrances in the struggle against all great evils that affect the world, such as hunger, misery and major natural disasters.

Téte António highlighted the importance of cooperation and partnership between the UN and its Specialised Agencies with the Angola Government in mitigating efforts for the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

To him, challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic leads to a deep reflection on the present moment and focus on the need to make more efforts to fight the disease and other endemics that deeply affect the world.

“The Angolan Government has dedicated all its efforts and scant resources to fighting against Covid-19 pandemic and support for the most vulnerable populations, including the creation of financial programme, dubbed Kwenda”, he said, thanking for solidarity the Angolan Government has benefited to fight Covid-19 pandemic.

Angola has 9,644 positive cases, 270 deaths, 3,530 recoveries and 5,844 active patients.