Source Title: Ministry of Foreign Affairs: in addition to Pakistan, China is providing vaccine assistance to 13 developing countries
On February 1, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin presided over a regular press conference.
A reporter asked: Pakistan is the first country that China has provided new vaccine assistance to foreign countries. Can the spokesman introduce whether China intends to provide assistance and export vaccines to other countries and how many more countries it has exported vaccines to?
Wang Wenbin said that China has been implementing the important announcement of President Xi Jinping in practical action, that is, after the completion and application of the new crown vaccine in China, it will serve as a global public product and make China’s contribution to the realization of the accessibility and affordability of vaccines in developing countries. That’s what we say and do.
First, in addition to Pakistan, China is also providing vaccine assistance to 13 developing countries, including Brunei, Nepal, the Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Palestine, Belarus, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Equatorial Guinea. In the next step, China will provide vaccine assistance to 38 other developing countries in need. Novel coronavirus pneumonia vaccine implementation plan &rdquo is also actively involved in China’s “ and the vaccine is provided to developing countries through the implementation plan.
Second, China supports domestic enterprises to carry out joint R & D and production of vaccines with foreign partners, and has exported vaccines from Sinopharm and Kexing to clinical trial countries such as UAE, Morocco, Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil and Chile.
Third, China supports relevant enterprises to export vaccines to countries that are in urgent need of vaccines, recognize Chinese vaccines, and have authorized the emergency use of Chinese vaccines in their own countries. For example, vaccines exported by Chinese enterprises to Serbia have arrived not long ago, and local vaccination has begun. At present, more and more countries have approved Chinese vaccines for local use.
Coping with the epidemic needs the joint efforts of the international community. China will continue to provide vaccines to relevant countries, especially developing countries, in a timely manner within its ability, so as to make its own contribution to the construction of a community of human health. We also look forward to the joint efforts of the international community to promote the equitable distribution and use of vaccines in the world and ensure that vaccines are available and affordable to developing countries.