COVID-19: Germany and Estonia submit resolution for global ceasefire at UNSC | Scope | Indus News
Earlier, a similar attempt was made by France and Tunisia, but the document was blocked by the United States.
Germany and Estonia plan to submit to the UN Security Council a resolution on a global ceasefire amid the coronavirus pandemic, designed to replace the document developed by France and Tunisia, but blocked by the United States.
Sources in diplomatic circles told AFP about it..
The proposal was put forward on Tuesday during a closed-door teleconference hosted by Estonia, which currently chairs the Security Council..
“We need to turn the page,” said one diplomat, who asked not to be named.
Germany and Estonia, both non-permanent members of the Security Council, “want to circulate the text” they have drafted, another diplomat said..
Like the French and Tunisian proposal, the new resolution will focus on calling for a ceasefire in various conflict zones around the world to give warring parties a chance to cope with the deadly pandemic..
Washington stuns the Security Council by blocking the resolution on Friday.
The State Department said the Security Council “must either pass a resolution limited to supporting a ceasefire, or an expanded resolution” that draws attention to issues of transparency and accountability.
The State Department also accused Beijing of blocking all efforts to reach consensus since March..
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