News 24 | The Kingdom contributes $ 500 million to bolster international efforts to counter the Corona pandemic

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ExpressiveThe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced today, Thursday, its contribution of $ 500 million to support international efforts to address the emerging epidemic of Corona Virus Covid-19.

She explained that this donation will contribute to the international organizations concerned in enhancing preparedness and response to emergency situations, developing and distributing diagnostic tools, treatments and new vaccines, meeting unmet needs in terms of international monitoring and coordination, and ensuring that adequate supplies of preventive equipment are available to health sector workers.

This donation comes in response to the Kingdom’s commitment during the extraordinary summit of the leaders of the Group of Twenty, which was called and chaired by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz last month, where the leaders of the group committed to provide the necessary support to finance international organizations and programs related to confronting the pandemic.

The Kingdom will allocate $ 150 million to the Alliance for Epidemic Preparation, 150 million to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, and $ 200 million to other competent international and regional health and regional organizations and programs.

Believing in the importance of international solidarity and cooperation to address this pandemic, the Kingdom renewed its call to all countries, non-governmental organizations, charitable foundations and the private sector to participate in international efforts to bridge the financing gap necessary to combat the Corona pandemic, as this gap is estimated at more than 8 billion US dollars, according to the Global Readiness Monitoring Council .

The G20, headed by the Kingdom, will continue to work collectively and immediately to face the global effects of this pandemic, and will continue to implement relevant measures in the various tracks of the G20’s work.





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