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U.S. to convene foreign ministers to discuss vaccination in the world

Source : 112 Ukraine

The meeting will touch the topics on "efforts to accelerate the equity and impact of vaccines."
16:36, 6 November 2021

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he would convene a virtual meeting of foreign ministers from around the globe to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic next week, pledging to work to address global inequalities in access to vaccines. This is reported by Reuters.

"Despite progress in worldwide vaccination, we are not where we need to be," Blinken said in a statement announcing the meeting on November 10.

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It follows a virtual summit of world leaders President Joe Biden convened on September 22, when he pledged to buy 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to donate to other countries.

The United States, where people are being offered booster vaccine shots ahead of winter, has been under pressure to share more of its vaccine supply with the rest of the world.

 

"We will discuss efforts to accelerate toward vaccine equity and impact," Blinken said of the foreign ministers' summit.

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