China will donate 300,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to UN peacekeepers
From CNN’s Richard Roth
China is donating 300,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines to UN peacekeepers, with a priority given to peacekeeping missions in Africa, China’s ambassador to the UN, Zhang Jun, announced in a letter to the UN secretary general.
“The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic is the most pressing task facing the world today,” the letter said.
“Vaccines are the most powerful weapon to win the battle. China attaches great importance to the equitable distribution of vaccines, especially the accessibility and affordability in developing countries. As of March 15th, China had provided vaccine assistance to 69 countries and two international organizations, and exported vaccines to 28 countries. More and more countries and people are benefiting from China’s vaccine,” it continued.