Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, called on the United Nations to help ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Africa, as treatments for the virus start to become available. The Foreign Minister issued the appeal on Friday at a virtual meeting of UN Security Council members and the African Union.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has evolved into and exacerbated the global crises, exerting profound political, economic and social impacts on African countries, and posing a litany of new challenges to peace and security of the continent,” according to a transcript of Wang’s remarks. Friday’s high-level meeting was organized by South Africa who currently both occupies the rotating chair of the African Union, and a rotating seat on the Security Council.
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