MOSCOW, November 13. /TASS/. Tendencies to politicize the work of the G20 specialized councils, particularly the Council of Ministers of Health, are unacceptable, as they put the responsibilities of developing the global health architecture in jeopardy, Russia’s Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said.
"I would like to point out that we are witnessing unfavorable tendencies toward the politicization of the work of the G20 specialized councils, particularly the Council of Ministers of Health, which is unacceptable and invalidates the agreements reached. If the trend of political problems dominating industry issues continues, we risk failing to achieve our goals of strengthening global health architecture and achieving the highest level of global health," Murashko was quoted by the Ministry of Health.
Murashko also stated that Russia "strongly opposes" the criticism directed at Russia's special military operation by the G20 countries. "The operation was aimed to protect people who did not recognize the anti-constitutional coup in Kiev in 2014 and have been subjected to military aggression over the past eight years," he said.