G7 promises more than 1 billion Covid-19 vaccines to poor countries, announces Boris Johnson

The summit has been meeting since last Friday, 11, in England, to discuss issues such as the pandemic, climate change and China’s growing economic and military development

YouTube Playback / Boris JohnsonA week before the summit, Boris Johnson had already said he would ask leaders to help vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, announced on Sunday, 13, that the leaders of the G7, group of the seven richest democracies in the world, have promised more than 1 billion vaccines against Covid-19 for the poorest countries in the world. world. “Another big step to vaccinate the world,” Johnson wrote on his social media profile. In addition to the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, France and Japan are part of the G7. Host of the meeting this year, Johnson had already said that he would ask leaders to help vaccinate the entire world by the end of 2022. The summit has meeting since last Friday, 11th, in England, to discuss issues such as the pandemic, climate change, in addition to trying to find mechanisms to rival China’s growing economic and military development.

US President Joe Biden and other leaders hope the plan will provide an infrastructure partnership to help narrow the $40 trillion needed by developing nations by 2035. The Biden administration said, “It’s not just about confront or confront China”. According to the White House, the G7 and its allies will use the initiative to mobilize private sector capital in areas such as climate, health and health security, digital technology, equity and gender equality. However, it is still unclear how exactly the plan would work. In 2013 China launched a plan involving development and investment initiatives that would extend from Asia to Europe. More than 100 countries have signed agreements with China to cooperate on projects such as railways, ports, highways and other infrastructure. G7 leaders want to show that richer democracies can offer an alternative to China’s growing influence.

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