Statement by IDC-CDI on COVID-19
“Global Partnership and Solidarity Against Covid-19”
We, the Members of the Centrist Democrats International (IDC-CDI), have followed closely the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) and express deep condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives to this pandemic. We express our deep sympathy to those infected by the virus and thank all medical workers, law enforcement personal and all those who are working tirelessly throughout the world to keep providing essential services to citizens everywhere.
The challenges that COVID-19 has posed go beyond public health security as the pandemic has disrupted global production and supply chains and might put millions of people across the globe, especially those in the developing world, in economic hardship.
COVID-19 once again vividly shows that pandemics respect no national boundaries, ethnicity, or political ideology and that no country is spared from them. In such a critical time, what humanity needs is care, love, solidarity, collective efforts and cohesive measures, rather than fear, hatred, racism, nationalism, or blame game.
In this context, we urge the international community to put aside differences and disagreements and opt for collective efforts and joint actions to contain the spread of the disease and enhance international cooperation based on mutual respect, mutual understanding and the common interest of humankind. We also call for the promotion of exchange of information and best practices, the extension of mutual support and assistance, and joint medical and scientific endeavours to defeat this disease.
We reiterate our commitment to ensuring that COVID-19 will not put at risk the positive gains brought by multilateralism and economic globalisation. The current crisis can only be overcome through cooperation and solidarity. Therefore, IDC-CDI stresses its commitment to these principles and its willingness to keep working towards strengthening international partnerships and promoting prosperity to human beings in the entire world.
Brussels March 26,2020