Boris Johnson says COVID-19 has exploited the world’s divisions but countries must work together to defeat the next pandemic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a “new international treaty for pandemic preparedness and response”.
Mr. Johnson was joined by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he said the coronavirus pandemic had been a “stark and painful reminder that nobody is safe until everyone is safe”.
Newspapers around the world have repeated the plea, which is also backed by countries including Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Kenya, Greece, Chile, South Korea, Costa Rica, South Africa, Tunisia, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, and Norway.
They want a treaty similar to the settlement forged after the Second World War to build cross-border cooperation before the next international health crisis
Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr. Johnson said: “There will be other pandemics and other major health emergencies.
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