Urges to vaccinate against VOCID, calls for unity in the face of threats and the desire for reunification are some of the wishes of world leaders for 2022, publicly expressed by the New Year.
French President Emmanuel Macron, Moscow leader Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have sent messages before entering 2022.
Boris Johnson – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: There is one reason, one of the main reasons why the United Kingdom has managed to remain the most open economy among the major European economies: the people have responded heroically, voluntarily and in an incredibly large number to the call for vaccination. And I want to send a message to those who have not yet been completely vaccinated, to those who believe that the disease cannot affect them: look at the people now in the hospital, it could be you. Look at the Intensive Care Units and the unnecessary suffering of those who did not take the extra dose, you could be yourself. So make this your New Year’s resolution, something much simpler than losing weight or keeping a journal: get vaccinated and do something so that 2022 is a happy year for all of us!
Emmanuel Macron, președintele Franței: Maybe 2022 will be the year we get rid of the pandemic, I want to believe that with you. The year in which this day is finally coming to an end. We will have important choices to make for our nation. We will make these choices with the conviction that France has a unique path to follow.
Vladimir Putin – President of Russia: We have faced enormous challenges, but we have learned to live in difficult conditions and to solve difficult problems because of our solidarity. This is the most important thing, that together we have overcome all the difficulties of the past year. We have firmly and consistently defended our national interests, the security of our country and our citizens.
Olaf Scholz – Chancellor of Germany: We say goodbye to a year that has brought many changes. One of these changes is that I am the one speaking to you on New Year’s Eve, as federal chancellor. Our goal is a sovereign, strong Europe. A Europe that respects its common values: peace, the rule of law and democracy. International cooperation is important. In a world that will soon be home to 10 billion people, our voices will be heard only if we sing in unison.
Xi Jinping-președintele Chinei: The prosperity and stability of Hong Kong and Macao are always close to the heart of our country. The complete reunification of our homeland is an aspiration shared by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Straits. I sincerely hope that all the sons and daughters of the Chinese nation will join forces to create a brighter future for our nation.
Editor : A.A.