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BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- With the world beset with such grave challenges as a raging pandemic, continuing recession, surging isolationism and rising hegemonism, the recent series of UN high-level meetings represent the world's latest bid to find humanity's way forward.

In multiple speeches delivered at the most important international platform, Chinese President Xi Jinping expounded his approach to addressing the fundamental questions of the times and his vision on uniting all nations sharing the planet to build a better shared future.

"Peace and development remain the underlying trend of the times, and people everywhere crave even more strongly for peace, development and win-win cooperation," he said at the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). "COVID-19 will not be the last crisis to confront humanity, so we must join hands and be prepared to meet even more global challenges."

The Chinese leader drew the world together with a plan and a vision of how to work, said Stephen Perry, chairman of Britain's 48 Group Club. "He is a beacon of hope in a dark moment of the planet. I hope he can carry other national leaders with him and to focus on making the world work right."



At a historic juncture 75 years ago, the United Nations, the epitome of multilateralism, was established following the scourge of two world wars to maintain lasting peace and promote common development.

"Today, we face our own 1945 moment," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the opening of the 75th UNGA, warning about a new standoff as the multilateral system, the foundation for globalization and integration, is exposed to salient risks and challenges, such as treaty withdrawals and military and economic bullying practices.

Noting that the past 75 years has been a period of rapid development of multilateralism, Xi stressed at the High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations that "international affairs ought to be addressed through consultation among us all."

"Problems facing the world are big and many, and global challenges are on the increase," he said. "They should and can only be resolved through dialogue and cooperation."

This commitment to equality-based consultation has been an essential feature of Xi's diplomatic thought, now widely known as Xiplomacy. Since he took office as Chinese president in 2013, he has reiterated the principle on a variety of international occasions, steadfastly advocating multilateralism over unilateralism and win-win cooperation over zero-sum confrontation. 

In his landmark UNGA address five years ago, Xi pointed out that all countries are interdependent and share a common future, and called for global efforts to "renew our commitment to the purposes and principles of the UN Charter" and "build a new type of international relations featuring win-win cooperation."

Over the years, China has demonstrated that it is not only an advocate but also a practitioner of multilateralism and defender of the UN-centered international system. China, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a recent forum, has joined almost all universal intergovernmental organizations and international conventions.

Calling China "a pillar of multilateralism," Guterres said in a recent interview with Xinhua that he expects China to "continue its proactive policies to strengthen the UN's global work on maintaining peace and security and encouraging sustainable development."



Underneath the various challenges troubling today's world lie assorted development problems, which have only become more acute against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and its multidimensional impact.

"The issue of development should be highlighted in the global macro framework; and there should be a greater emphasis on the promotion and protection of the rights to subsistence and development," Xi said at the latest UN meetings.

China is committed to peaceful, open, cooperative and common development, he reiterated, echoing his statements five years ago that "development of all is the real development, and sustainable development is the good development."

"We aim to foster, over time, a new development paradigm with domestic circulation as the mainstay and domestic and international circulations reinforcing each other," Xi said. "This will create more space for China's economic development and add impetus to global economic recovery and growth."

Commenting on the surge of anti-globalization sentiment over recent years, Xi warned that "burying one's head in the sand like an ostrich in the face of economic globalization or trying to fight it with Don Quixote's lance goes against the trend of history."

Championing common development, China has rolled out such platforms as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the China International Import Expo and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which have offered a sliver lining in the pandemic-triggered global economic recession.

For example, the BRI, after seven years of steady development, has now become the world's largest platform of international cooperation, and the China-initiated AIIB has provided 24 members with nearly 20 billion U.S. dollars to finance their infrastructure construction.

Testifying to its commitment to inclusive development, China has achieved significant progress in promoting women's development. It is recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the 10 fast-track countries in women's and children's health. At the UN meetings, Xi called for concerted efforts "to support women and help them live their lives to the full."

On the front of poverty alleviation, a top priority in Xi's mind, China is set to lift out of poverty all rural residents living below the current poverty line within the set time frame, meeting 10 years ahead of schedule the poverty eradication target set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Calling China's poverty-fighting campaign "an inspiring strategy," Alicia Barcena, executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, said China has made it possible "to accelerate the reduction of poverty at the global level."



In a world which Guterres said has "a surplus of multilateral challenges and a deficit of multilateral solutions," Xi called on all countries to rise above differences in nationality, culture and ideology, and join hands to build a better shared future for all.

The vision of building a community with a shared future for mankind, first introduced to the international community in 2013, has become the flagship concept in Xiplomacy and a consistent underlying theme of Xi's remarks on international relations.

Stressing the significance of the ecosystem to humanity's future, Xi suggested that all countries "take up our lofty responsibility for the entire human civilization, ... balance and coordinate economic development and ecological protection, and work together to build a prosperous, clean and beautiful world."

In a clear demonstration of its dedication to that vision, China, the first country to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic and also among the first to put it under effective control, has been fighting shoulder to shoulder with the international community against the coronavirus disease.

Recognizing that in a pandemic no one is safe until everyone is safe, China has sent medical expert teams to 34 countries to help prevent and control the epidemic, and provided aid for more than 150 countries and international organizations.

As regards climate change, another challenge that threatens the future of the entire humankind, Xi announced at the latest UN meetings that China aims to have CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

"There is no doubt that efforts from China will play a major role in shaping how the rest of the world progresses on climate action," said Helen Clarkson, CEO of the London-based Climate Group, in an interview with Xinhua. 


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On the 5th of October 2020, a briefing was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan dedicated to cooperation of Turkmenistan with the international organizations in the area of healthcare.

The briefing focused on the recently signed Resolution of the President of Turkmenistan, in accordance with which the Minister of Health and Medical Industry was authorized to sign of behalf of the Turkmen side the Plan for Procurement of Vaccines and Immunization Devices in 2021-2025 under the Framework of the Standard “Memorandum of Understanding on the Provision of Procurement Services between the Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund,” signed on 28 August 2015.

The heads and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan, the chiefs of the diplomatic missions and representations of international organizations accredited in the country, as well as the representatives of national and foreign mass media participated to the briefing. 

Opening the briefing, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan B. Myatiyev noted the special importance of the expansion of international cooperation of Turkmenistan in the field of healthcare. 

During his speech, the Minister of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan N. Amannepesov reflected the high indicators of the activities of the healthcare system in the framework of the implementation of the National Immunization Programme financed by the Government.  He added that “the long-term practice of stable financing in the country enabled to build a strong system of immunization”.

The Head of UNICEF Office in Turkmenistan Ms.Christine Weigand highly appraised the cooperation with Turkmenistan in the field of healthcare, in particular in the area of protecting the children’s health.  Ms. Weigand underlined that “Turkmenistan is a leader in the region and globally on sustaining nearly universal rates of vaccination.”

The Head of WHO Country Office in Turkmenistan Ms. Paulina Karwowska informed during her speech about the high efficiency of cooperation between Turkmenistan and WHO, as well as other international partners and donors. 

This topic was further elaborated by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the European Union to Turkmenistan Diego Ruiz Alonso, who emphasized that Brussels pays special attention to cooperation in the area of healthcare and supports the preventive plans and programmes of Turkmenistan in relation to healthcare in the conditions of global pandemic.  

In turn, the Rector of the State Medical University of Turkmenistan named after Myrat Garryev Ms.N. Myratnazarova noted that “in recent years, Turkmenistan has achieved great results, conducting continuous and extensive work in the field of immunization and the effective use of evidence-based approaches in the field of public health.”

The Government of Turkmenistan significantly increased the financing of immunization of the population. The country adheres to the long-term cooperation with the UN and its specialized agencies.  In this regard, the collaboration of the country with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is stipulated by the efficient implementation of joint programs and plans on the national level aimed at the enhancement of measures in the area of healthcare, including the social security system on the way to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.        

In the framework of the event, the signing of the Plan for Procurement of Vaccines and Immunization Devices in 2021-2025 under the Framework of the Standard “Memorandum of Understanding on the Provision of Procurement Services between the Government of Turkmenistan and UNICEF, United Nations Children's Fund,” signed on 28 August 2015 took place.

This Document was signed by the Minister of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan N. Amannepesov on the part of Turkmenistan and by the Head of UNICEF Office in Turkmenistan Ms. Christine Weigand on the part of UNICEF.

В МИД состоялся брифинг, посвященный сотрудничеству Туркменистана с международными организациями в области здравоохранения

5 октября 2020 года в Министерстве иностранных дел Туркменистана состоялся брифинг, посвященный сотрудничеству Туркменистана
с международными организациями в области здравоохранения.

В фокусе брифинга было подписанное на днях Постановление Президента Туркменистана, в соответствии с которым Министр здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности уполномочен подписать с туркменской стороны «План закупки вакцин и оборудования для иммунизации на 2021-2025 годы в рамках «Меморандума о взаимопонимании между Правительством Туркменистана и ЮНИСЕФ в отношении обеспечения услуг по закупке», подписанного 28 августа 2015 года.

На брифинге приняли участие руководители и представители министерств иностранных дел, здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности Туркменистана, а также главы дипломатических миссий и представительств международных организаций, аккредитованных в стране, представители национальных и зарубежных средств массовой информации.

Открывая брифинг, заместитель министра иностранных дел Туркменистана Б.Мятиев отметил особую значимость расширения международного сотрудничества Туркменистана в области здравоохранения.

В ходе своего выступления Министр здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности Туркменистана Н.Аманнепесов отразил высокие показатели деятельности системы здравоохранения в рамках реализации Национальной программы иммунизации, финансируемой Правительством. Он добавил, что «многолетняя практика стабильного финансирования в стране позволила построить сильную систему иммунизации».

Глава представительства ЮНИСЕФ в Туркменистане Кристин Вейганд дала высокую оценку сотрудничеству с Туркменистаном в области здравоохранения, в частности по защите здоровья детей. Госпожа Вейганд отметила, что «Туркменистан является лидером в регионе и в мире по поддержанию почти всеобщего уровня вакцинации».

В своем обращении глава странового офиса Всемирной организации здравоохранения в Туркменистане г-жа Паулина Карвовска рассказала о высокой результативности сотрудничества Туркменистана с ВОЗ, а также другими международными партнёрами и донорами.

Эту тему продолжил Чрезвычайный и Полномочный Посол Европейского Союза в Туркменистане Диего Руиз Алонсо который отметил, что Брюссель придает большое значение сотрудничеству по линии здравоохранения и поддерживает реализацию превентивных планов и программ Туркменистана в области здравоохранения в условиях глобальной пандемии.

В свою очередь, ректор Государственного Медицинского университета Туркменистана имени М.Гаррыева г-жа Н.Мыратназарова отметила, что «за последние годы Туркменистан достиг весомых результатов, ведя непрерывную и обширную работу в области иммунизации и эффективного использования научно-доказательных подходов в области охраны здоровья населения».

Правительство Туркменистана значительно повысило финансирование иммунизации населения. Страна привержена долгосрочному сотрудничеству с ООН и её специализированными агентствами. В этом контексте, взаимодействие страны с Детским фондом Организации Объединенных Наций (ЮНИСЕФ) обусловлено эффективным претворением в жизнь на национальном уровне совместных программ и планов, нацеленных на совершенствование мер в области здравоохранения, включая систему социальной защиты на пути к достижению Целей Устойчивого Развития.

В рамках мероприятия состоялось подписание «Плана осуществления закупок вакцин и оборудования для иммунизации на 2021-2025 годы в рамках стандартного «Меморандума о взаимопонимании о предоставлении услуг по закупкам между Правительством Туркменистана и ЮНИСЕФ, Детским фондом Организации Объединенных Наций», подписанного 28 августа 2015 года».

Данный документ подписали с туркменской стороны Министр здравоохранения и медицинской промышленности Туркменистана Н.Аманнепесов, а со стороны ЮНИСЕФ - Глава представительства ЮНИСЕФ в Туркменистане Кристин Вейганд.

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