Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela’s participation in the Paris Peace Forum [fr]
Watch the speech of the Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, on the occasion of the Paris Forum for Peace which took place from November 11 to 13 in a hybrid physical-virtual format.
For its third edition, the Paris Forum for Peace was devoted to the multi-actor response to Covid-19, with the conviction that we can collectively overcome the challenges ahead and use the crisis as an opportunity to rebuild a better world.
The 2020 Forum brought together more than 60 Heads of State and Government around 100 projects for the future, with a record number of 850 applications.
The Heads of State and government who participated in the Forum, including the Prime Minister of Malta Robert Abela, delivered a short speech to mark the kick-off of the event.
In his speech, Robert Abela spoke about the lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic. He warned against the harmful effects of some health measures that were applied too broadly without targeting a specific population.
He called for a balance to be struck between the various issues revealed by the pandemic, including public health, economic resilience, the fight against climate change and demographic risks.
Covid-19 has raised global awareness of the need to better combine these four imperatives, in particular by strengthening multilateral cooperation between States in the field of health and by developing new technologies.
Taking up this challenge “will not be easy, but doing nothing is not an option" concludes the Prime Minister.