Small group of foreign ministers meet to co-ordinate enhanced COVID-19 response

Small group of foreign ministers meet to co-ordinate enhanced COVID-19 response
Опубликовано: Thursday, 17 February 2022 06:00

International Partnerships Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen said: “Since the outbreak, the EU has been a global leader in responding to COVID-19. Just last week, and ahead of the AU-EU Summit, the European Commission has announced an additional support of €125 million for vaccines deployment in Africa. It is crucial to bring together all of those who can make a real difference in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. We welcome the Global Action Plan which will contribute to co-ordinate international efforts and the EU will play its part.”

The EU and its member states, acting as Team Europe, have been at the forefront of efforts to tackle the pandemic globally and are committed to co-lead this Global Action Plan, in line with the ongoing Team Europe response to the pandemic. The EU will remain active in all six priority areas and specifically offered to co-lead with partners to coordinate actions to tackle vaccine hesitancy and combat disinformation, get shots in arms, bolster supply chain resilience and strengthen the global health security architecture. More information is available in the press release, the factsheets on Team Europe’s global response to COVID-19, on the EU-Africa Global Gateway Investment Package — Health and on the Europe-Africa Global Gateway Investment Plan.

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