Australia To Donate 20 Million Covid Vaccines To Developing Countries
Morrison makes pledge at G7 Summit
via Prime Minister's Office
Australia committed to provide at least 20 million doses of Covid vaccines for developing countries.
Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, made the pledge shortly after arriving in the United Kingdom on Friday for meetings with world leaders at the G7 Summit.
“Australia will be doing its part, as we already have been, committing some 20 million doses as part of that effort here at the G7 Plus in Cornwall,” the Prime Minister said, “These 20 million doses will go to support doses in our region, to ensure that we continue to exercise our responsibility as part of a broader global responsibility to combat the virus”.
The doses were set to be comprised of locally manufactured vaccines, as well as AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna.
While in Europe, the Prime Minister was expected to discuss free-trade agreements between the UK and Australia with British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the $50b Naval Group submarine contract with French President, Emmanuel Macron.
The Australian representative said that he would not consider deals that may conflict with the nation's best interests.
G7 also marked Morrison’s first opportunity to meet face-to-face with President Biden, with their talks expected to focus on climate change and the technological threats made from nations such as China and Russia.
Australia's Pledge To Donate 20 Million Covid Vaccines
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