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Chinese government will donate 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to UN peacekeepers

CIDCA| Updated: 2021-03-19

Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, sent a letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, officially notified him that China will donate 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to UN peacekeepers with priority given to the African mission area.

The Permanent Mission of China to the UN said that the donation is a physical manifestation of China’s making the vaccine a public health good and also reflects the concrete support from China to the UN and multilateralism.

As one of the champions of the safety and security issues of UN peacekeepers under the "Action for Peacekeeping" initiative of the UN secretary-general, China attaches great importance to the safety and security of the peacekeepers and supports early COVID-19 vaccination for UN peacekeepers to protect their health and lives and help them better perform their duties, said Zhang.

The Chinese government will work closely with the UN Secretariat to start the vaccination as soon as possible.

The fight against pandemic is the most urgent task for today’s world and the vaccine is the most powerful weapon against the virus. China attaches great importance to the vaccine's fair distribution, especially to its accessibility and affordability in developing countries.

China has donated vaccine to 69 countries and two international organizations and exported it to 28 countries. More and more nations and people have accessed to China-made vaccine.

China will continue to work together with other countries to fight for the victory over the COVID-19 pandemic, according to China's Permanent Mission to the UN. 

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