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Rowley, China President in COVID Vaccine Talks


(Trinidad Guardian) China is stepping in to assist Trinidad and Tobago’s access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The China-made vaccine manufactured by Sinopharm is currently awaiting the World Health Organisation (WHO) approval but access to it was discussed during a virtual meeting between Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and China President Xi Jinpeng yesterday.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Amery Browne was also present at the meeting and said the discussion was very productive.

“The meeting also included specific dialogue on COVID-19 and on ongoing efforts by both nations to control the infection and keep our respective populations safe,” Browne told Guardian Media yesterday.

Browne said President Xi thanked Prime Minister Rowley “for our provision of a consignment of PPE to China early in the year 2020” and “took the opportunity to indicate that China would respectfully assist our national efforts to access approved COVID-19 vaccines in the near future.”

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