Qatar calls for making Covid vaccines accessible to all

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Kathmandu: The State of Qatar has asked the international community to ensure that Covid-19 vaccines and treatment are accessible to all, especially the poor people of the world. Addressing the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, said that no country can, on its own, confront the magnitude of this pandemic and said that the world should work together.

“Investing in research to fight it and prevent similar outbreaks in the future must be an international effort,” he said, adding that “the international community must work hard and diligently to make vaccines and treatment accessible to all, especially the poor peoples or those who face upheavals and wars, for it is not acceptable to subjugate people’s health to the laws of the market and global trade.”

On the occasion, Amir appreciated Russia’s role in producing and distributing vaccines. He also said that strengthening the economy, investment and innovation, and work and production can build the necessary potentials to fight the pandemic and overcome other global problems like climate change.