China has delivered 350 million doses of COVID-19 Vaccines to co-sponsors of the Initiative, for Belt & Road Partnership on COVID-19 Vaccines Cooperation, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Monday.
The initiative was launched at the Asia and Pacific High-level Conference on Belt & Road Cooperation in June this year and State Councillor & Foreign Minister Wang Yi chaired the meeting.
“China has been actively implementing the initiative. We’ve reached cooperation agreement with co-sponsors of the initiative on a total of 775 million doses of vaccines, including in the form of concentrates, of which 350 million doses have been delivered,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Chinese companies have also started joint production with four co-sponsors of the initiative and are discussing joint production with other interested countries, the spokesperson added.
The spokesperson said China stands ready to carry forward the joint efforts with Belt & Road Partners to promote the equitable distribution of vaccines globally and increase vaccine accessibility and affordability in Belt & Road Countries and other developing countries.