British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres spoke on the telephone today about the importance of expanding the global production of vaccines against covid-19 and ensuring access to developing countries
According to a statement from the British Executive, the two leaders also discussed the need to increase international support for COVAX, an initiative led by the World Health Organization, which aims to ensure global and equitable access to vaccines against the new coronavirus, with 1,300 million doses.
The United Kingdom is one of the largest funders of the project, having pledged £ 548 million (€ 625 million) for a total of two billion dollars raised (€ 1.65 billion).
Boris Johnson announced this week that he will get G7 leaders to discuss the equitable distribution of covid-19 vaccines and strategies to prevent future pandemics at a virtual leaders summit on Friday, the first international event with the President of the United States. USA, Joe Biden.
The United Kingdom holds the rotating presidency of the group of seven countries considered most industrialized, formed by the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA, together with the European Union (EU), and has a face-to-face summit in June. in Cornwall, southwest England, to Guterres is invited.
The country is also host to the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, scheduled to be held in Glasgow in November, where Boris Johnson and the UN Secretary-General want to see “ ambitious plans to reduce global emissions ”.
The two leaders also discussed the situations in Myanmar, where the local government was overthrown and the power taken over by the military, Libya and Yemen, countries destabilized by internal conflicts.
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