The President urges Lithuania to adapt the successful experience of South Korea in tackling coronavirus
Today, President Gitanas Nausėda had a telephone conversation with President of South Korea Moon Jae-in. During the conversation, the President emphasized that Lithuanian institutions could learn from South Korean practical experience of managing the crisis, since this country managed to curb the spread of coronavirus effectively in relatively short time by adopting useful and innovative decisions to improve social and economic situation in the country. The two state leaders also discussed the possibilities for bilateral cooperation to ensure supply of necessary medical gear and equipment.
“We can learn from the countries that have gone through this tough time and take over their experience by taking action in Lithuania. We have to secure uninterrupted supply of protective gear, medical equipment and reagents. We see possibilities to expand our cooperation with South Korea in this area”, said the President.
The President also suggested establishing direct contacts with South Korean crisis management and health care officials so that Lithuania could adapt South Korean experience and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
South Korea was among the first countries where the CODIV-19 outbreak started rooting from Wuhan Province in China, but their strategy to test as many people and innovative control mechanisms proved to be successful in tackling the spread of coronavirus in the country.
Lithuania has already received a delivery of reagents used for testing from South Korea however we aim to develop the cooperation and not only share medical gear and equipment but also learn from their crisis management experience.
The South Korean President invited President Nausėda for an official visit after the world overcomes the crisis caused by coronavirus.