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China promises more Covid-19 vaccines and aid for Africa

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China promises more Covid-19 vaccines and aid for Africa

Beijing, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) President of China Xi Jinping announced on Monday the shipment of more vaccines to Africa to increase the immunization rate and also promised support in the implementation of health and agriculture programs.
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The president said during his speech at the eighth meeting of the bilateral cooperation forum (FOCAC) that the region will receive one billion doses of vaccines, 600 thousand doses of which will be donated.

He also mentioned plans to launch 10 health programs in Africa along with the deployment of 1,500 doctors and workers of the sector who will provide health services.

Also according to the President, China is planning to work with African nations on poverty reduction and agriculture projects, and will also send experts on these issues to train local people.

The FOCAC ministerial meeting is taking place in Dakar, Senegal, with the purpose of analyzing the progress achieved so far and projecting a future of more solid ties.

Chinese ministers Wang Yi (Foreign Relations) and Wang Wentao (Trade) attended in person and held talks with their counterparts prior to the meeting.

China hopes that the FOCAC meeting will produce plans to promote recovery and progress after overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic.

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