A global summit on COVID-19 chaired by the United States will be held on Sept. 22, The Washington Post reported Monday, Sept. 13.
According to the newspaper, the administration of U.S. President Joe Biden sent out an invitation to world leaders to attend the event, which will take place during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly session.
It is noted that the head of the White House intends during the summit to call on heads of state, government, international organizations and businesses to unite in order to end the pandemic coronavirus.
In turn, the participants of the event are expected to “identify concrete actions and set ambitious goals necessary to achieve this goal and prepare the world for future threats to health security,” the newspaper added.
The high-level week of the UNGA session will take place Sept. 21-27 in New York City. Some 110 heads of state, more than 50 heads of government and more than 20 foreign ministers, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, are expected to speak at it.
On Sept. 7, WHO expert Maria van Kerckhove noted that the world has reached a plateau in coronavirus incidence, with varying situations in different regions.
According to the latest data on the portal Worldometer, a total of more than 225.8 million cases of coronavirus infection detected in the world, more than 4.64 million patients died, recovered 202.4 million people.