World leaders call for debt moratorium
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicates that world leaders have called for an urgent debt moratorium and unprecedented economic and health assistance packages. “The Covid-19 outbreak and its rapid spread have extended global public health systems beyond their limits and caused widespread economic, social and humanitarian damage.
This virus knows no borders “, reads the document signed by world leaders, stressing that” its fight requires strong international leadership, guided by a sense of shared responsibility and solidarity “.
“Only a global victory that fully encompasses the African continent can end this pandemic”, guarantee the leaders, to add that it is possible to win the battle, but it is necessary “to act now, with the rationalization of time and available resources”. Otherwise, the document points out, the pandemic will severely affect Africa in particular, prolonging the crisis globally.