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China pledges to help developing countries achieve affordable COVID-19 vaccines

China aims to become the first country in the world to produce a large-scale vaccine against COVID-19

The president of China, Xi Jinping, assured that his country “will fulfill its commitment to help developing countries to make the vaccinations against him COVID-19 accessible and affordable public goods for all ”.

In his speech at the summit of G20 from Riyadh through a telematic link, Xi said that the Asian country intends to “intensify global cooperation” with other countries in the research, development, production and distribution of vaccines against covid-19.

It is imperative for us to accelerate actions and support the coordination of the World Health Organization (who) to raise resources and distribute vaccines equitably and efficiently, ”he stated.

China aims to become the first country in the world to produce a large-scale vaccine against COVID-19, for which it has half a dozen developing countries, including several Latin American, participating in the final phase of trials clinicians from various projects.

Four vaccines from three Chinese companies are now in the third phase of testing: Sinovac, two of Sinopharm and another of CanSino Biologics.

To these should be added those of another consortium in which the Asian country participates, such as the one formed by China Fosun Pharma, the german Biontech and the american Pfizer.

On the other hand, Xi also called for greater coordination to establish travel “fast lanes” so that the results of coronavirus tests are recognized internationally through digital health codes.

Xi reiterated that “China will continue to defend the rule-based, transparent, non-discriminatory, open and inclusive multilateral trading system,” and called on the G20 to oppose unilateralism and protectionism.

The summit will last until this Sunday and on the first day the leaders of the G20 countries have dedicated themselves to analyzing how to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and restore growth and employment.

With information from .