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Macron and Merkel call to support the idea of ​​an international epidemic treaty

French President Emmanuel Macron called today, Monday, to enable the World Health Organization to visit countries quickly in the event of an outbreak of diseases that are likely to turn into a pandemic, while ensuring that it has access to the necessary data.

Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel also called, in two separate pre-recorded letters for the annual ministerial meeting of the World Health Organization, to improve funding for the United Nations agency and support the idea of ​​a new international treaty to prevent epidemics.

According to Sputnik, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, during the summit of the leaders of the G20 countries last November, put forward the idea of ​​that treaty, which guarantees the availability of vaccines, medicines and examinations in a comprehensive and fair manner.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that world powers should conclude a global treaty on epidemics to ensure appropriate transparency after the outbreak of the new Corona virus.

"I think what the world needs to see is general agreement on how we track the data surrounding zoonotic epidemics. I think one of the attractive ideas that we've seen in the past few months is to propose a global treaty on epidemics."

In March, the leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organization expressed their support for the draft international treaty to help the countries of the world fight future health emergencies such as the Corona virus pandemic that is sweeping the world now.