Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular press conference on the 23rd that China has so far provided 1.2 billion doses of vaccines and stock solutions to more than 100 countries and international organizations, and to more than 150 countries and 14 international organizations. Anti-epidemic material assistance.
A reporter asked questions. According to reports, recently, China’s aid for the new crown vaccine has arrived in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and other African countries. Cambodia, Cuba and other countries have also received Chinese medical supplies. So far, how many countries have China sent to? How many vaccines are provided?
Zhao Lijian said that up to now, China has provided 1.2 billion doses of vaccines and original solutions to more than 100 countries and international organizations, and provided anti-epidemic material assistance to more than 150 countries and 14 international organizations.
He said that we also actively support the United Nations agencies to play their due role in the fight against the epidemic. This is not only a powerful testimony of China's friendly relations and profound friendship with other countries in the world, but also a true portrayal of our solidarity with all parties to overcome the difficulties.Relevant countries and international organizations have stated that the vaccines and materials provided by China are like "timely rain", which has played an active and important role in fighting the epidemic and protecting the health of the people.
Zhao Lijian said that in the general debate of the 76th UN General Assembly, President Xi Jinping pointed out that vaccines should be used as a global public product to ensure accessibility and affordability in developing countries. The most urgent task is to distribute vaccines fairly and reasonably globally. China will endeavor to provide 2 billion doses of vaccine throughout the year. On the basis of donating 100 million US dollars to the "New Crown Vaccine Implementation Plan", another 100 million doses of vaccine will be donated to developing countries within the year.
"As long as the new crown epidemic does not end in one day, China will continue to carry out international cooperation in the fight against the epidemic, and our efforts and contributions will continue." Zhao Lijian said that we will do our best to promote the fairness and availability of vaccines in developing countries. And, it also calls on capable countries to support and help developing countries obtain vaccines and necessary anti-epidemic materials with practical actions as soon as possible, so as to contribute to the early victory of the global epidemic and the realization of economic recovery.