Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) Diaa Rashwan - File Photo
CAIRO, April 22 (MENA) - Chairman of the State Information Service (SIS) Diaa Rashwan said the state of confusion that afflicted the international community politically, economically and health-wise after the emergence of the novel coronavirus, has proven a set of facts related to the current international system with its political, social, economic and media components.
In his editorial published in the new edition of Asian Perspectives, released by SIS, Rashwan said on the direct level, the emergency of the virus in a Chinese city led to the declaration of a state of emergency in all parts of the world in terms of preventive measures and health and treatment preparations.
The measures extended to include air, sea and land transport, as well as the exchange of information, in addition to the involvement of hundreds of scienific reasearch centers in most countries of the world in the search for a treatment or vaccination for this virus, he added.
On the economic level, the crisis has proved that the Chinese economy has a direct impact and influence on international interactions of the economic system. Within a few weeks, speculation began about the impact of this crisis on the Chinese economy, and immediately all international economic indicators and financial markets in most of the world countries and prices of basic commodities such as oil and energy were affected, Rashwan said.
This phenomenon has confirmed that the continent of Asia has already become the largest among the centers of the global economy, he said.