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FM Kang Voices Concern on Vaccine Nationalism at WEF Session

Write: 2021-01-30 13:29:23Update: 2021-01-30 13:34:08

FM Kang Voices Concern on Vaccine Nationalism at WEF Session

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Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha called for stronger multilateral cooperation to overcome the COVID-19 crisis during an online session of the World Economic Forum(WEF) on Friday.

According to Seoul's Foreign Ministry, Kang took part in the WEF's Davos Agenda Week high-level talks and urged efforts to refrain from 'vaccine nationalism' to ensure a fair and equitable supply of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments.

She also hailed the World Health Organization(WHO)'s global vaccine purchase and distribution project known as the COVAX Facility.

As for measures to address related pending issues, Kang urged a stronger global healthcare system centered on the WHO, rejecting fake news, a wider participation of private sector concerned parties and the restoration of multilateralism.

Held on the theme of "Resetting Geopolitics," the online session was attended by Japanese Minister for Administrative Affairs Taro Kono, former Chinese vice foreign minister Fu Ying and the current foreign ministers of Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

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