Bahrain’s efforts to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were highlighted during a webinar held under the theme: “Webinar for Parliamentarians: COVID-19 and Climate Change”.
A parliamentary delegation hailed the high level of cooperation between the executive and legislative branches to curb the pandemic, lauding the royal directives to deliver social and economic packages in support of citizens.
Council of Representatives Speaker, Parliamentary Executive Committee Chairperson, Speaker Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal directed the delegation to take part in the virtual session which was held by the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU).
The participants who took part in the webinar discussed the impact of the pandemic on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including climate change and the environment.
Bahrain’s Permanent Representatives to the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU), First Deputy Speaker Abdulnabi Salman, Shura Council First and Second Deputy Chairmen Jamal Fakhroo and Jameela Salman and other Mps and Shura Council members also took part in the webinar.
The delegation urged international concerted efforts to overcome the challenges resulting from the pandemic outbreak and put in place global plans to mitigate the fallout on vital sectors related to the world economy.
It stressed the importance of ensuring the flow of basic commodities and exchanging information and results of medical researches, in addition to supporting countries in need of help to combat the pandemic.
The delegation reiterated Bahrain’s keenness on strengthening cooperation with relevant international organisations, stressing the importance for all countries to continue implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).