UN, September 22. /TASS/. The global trade should be cleared from illegitimate sanctions for the economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his statement broadcast at the session of the UN General Assembly.
"In general, freeing the world trade from barriers, bans, restrictions and illegitimate sanctions would be of great help in revitalizing global growth and reducing unemployment," Putin says.
"According to experts, total or partial reduction in global employment in the second quarter of this year equals to the loss of 400 million jobs, and we have to do our utmost to prevent this unemployment from growing long-term and ensure that people return to work and can support their families instead of finding themselves imprisoned by poverty with no prospects in life," the President noted.
Unemployment is currently indeed the most acute social problem, the Russian leader said. "The politics has a mission now to pave the way for trade, joint projects and fair competition, rather than tie the hands of business and discourage business initiative," he added.