US President Donald trump and French leader Emmanuel macron during a telephone conversation on Sunday, April 26, discussed the convening of permanent members of the UN Security Council (Russia, Britain, China, France and the United States) on the situation with COVID-19, as well as the need for reform of the world health organization (WHO). This was announced by Deputy white house press Secretary Judd Deere.
According to him, the leaders of the two countries agreed on the need for who reforms. In addition, trump and macron discussed positive developments in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and progress in “opening up” world economies.
The heads of state also expressed hope that the “five” of the UN security Council will be convened in the near future to discuss the UN response to the pandemic, RIA Novosti writes.
On April 14, the American President announced that Washington was withdrawing funding from who because of the organization’s inefficiency. After that, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the US chose the wrong time to stop funding who. The Russian foreign Ministry called the decision taken by the American President counterproductive.
In addition, trump criticized the organization for focusing on China during the coronavirus pandemic. In his opinion, the organization paid too much attention to China, despite the fact that it is funded mainly by the United States.
According to the international statistical office Worldometer on April 26, there were 2.9 million cases of coronavirus infection in the world. 206 thousand people died and 873.8 thousand patients recovered.