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PM urges UN members to keep faith in multilateral system and shun anti-globalisation efforts

Sep 26. 2020
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha
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By The Nation

Adherence to the multilateral system and unity among member countries are important to overcome the Covid-19 crisis, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday while addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly via video conference.

The prime minister congratulated the chairman of the meeting on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the UN.

"During the past 75 years, the United Nations and member countries have overcome various challenges without hesitation," he said.

"This year, the world has faced the Covid-19 outbreak that has caused severe impacts on people's lives, economy and society. However, this tremendous challenge will prove that adherence to the multilateral system and unity among member countries are the way to overcome this crisis."

Prayut asked countries to believe in cooperation with each other.

"Every country must believe in cooperation with each other and be unwavering against nationalism and anti-globalisation, which will help create unity and encourage us to overcome the crisis because it is clear that no one can face the challenge alone, and this is the future we want," he said.

Prayut wished a quick recovery for Covid-19 patients in all countries, and urged medical personnel organisations around the world who are fighting the pandemic to be safe and achieve success.

He outlined Thailand's measures to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak, including Covid-19 vaccine development.

"The Thai government has cooperated with international partners on Covid-19 vaccine development for a while and I suggest that every country must have the right to seek Covid-19 vaccines and antiviral drugs equally, so this is the United Nations' duty to do so," he added.

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