Britain has raised one billion dollars (820 million euros) from its partners for help “Weak country” To use the vaccine against Kovid-19, the Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Sunday ahead of a virtual tour by the UN chief in London.
This amount, collected exclusively from Canada, Germany and Japan, was added to London’s 548 million pounds (608 million euros) – which promised to pay one pound for every $ 4 collected – “Will distribute doses of one billion vaccines against coronavirus in 92 developing countries this year”The ministry said in a statement.
Foreign Minister Dominic Rab said, “We will be safe from this virus only when we are all safe – that’s why we are focusing on a global solution to the global problem.”
“It is only natural that on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the United Kingdom together with its allies has taken the initiative to make a billion vaccine supplements against the coronaviruses available to vulnerable countries”, she added.
75th Anniversary of the United Nations
The announcement was made on the first day of a three-day virtual tour of the United Kingdom to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, which was first held in London by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. .
In a speech at a virtual commemoration, Antonio Guterres said on Sunday that the world was “Once (same as) in 1945”, But at this time he was at war “Against a micro virus”.
“Pandemic has revealed the deepest weaknesses of our world”, He said that the epidemic was a humanitarian tragedy, but also presented an opportunity to increase global cooperation on many topics. “The past months have shown that when there is political will and consensus on the way forward, a huge change is possible.”, Underlined Mr. Guterres.
The Secretary-General will participate in a meeting organized by the United Kingdom in Glasgow this year on Monday with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Foreign Minister Dominic Rab and COP26 President Alok Sharma.
He would then participate with Boris Johnson in the “One Planet Summit” organized by France to resume the green diplomacy held by Kovid-19.