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Japan pledges $130 million to provide developing nations with COVID-19 vaccines

  • October 9, 2020
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NHK reported that Foreign Minister Motegi announced on Thursday that Japan will contribute more than $130 million to an international framework to ensure the provision of COVID-19 vaccines to developing nations. During an online ministerial meeting on the promotion of universal health coverage held on Thursday evening, Motegi reportedly said: “Japan places importance on strengthening capabilities in response to the novel coronavirus, especially the development of vaccines and realizing fair access to them.” According to MOFA, this contribution is part of the $300 million in financial support that former Prime Minister Abe had earlier announced.

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