Salome Zourabichvili: The pandemic has challenged everyone and exposed everyone's strengths and weaknesses

The pandemic has challenged everyone and exposed everyone's strengths and weaknesses, - President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili said at the UN high level online conference, which was dedicated to the mechanisms of financing the global development during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We need more and no less multilateralism, because defeating cataclysms without borders is only possible with solidarity without borders. The UN must be a leading force in renewing multilateralism,” Zourabichvili said.

According to the President, more regional solidarity is needed. The President said multilateral assistance should find new tools to help the global economy as well as developing economies. The President believes that new and comprehensive approaches are needed in relation to loans.

"The idea of ​​global aid, the new Marshall Plan, needs to be explored and supported. The special period deserves a special response. Sustainable development is no longer the choice of tomorrow. The goals of sustainable development are the current necessity,” said Salome Zourabichvili.

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