Statement: Saudi Arabia pledges $ 500 million to fight Corona


DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia, which holds the current presidency of the Group of Twenty, said on Thursday it had pledged $ 500 million to support international efforts to combat the Corona epidemic, and urged countries and other organizations to help bridge an estimated $ 8 billion financing gap.

Riyadh said it 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.

In a statement, Saudi Arabia called on “all countries, non-governmental organizations, charitable institutions and the private sector to participate in international efforts to bridge the financing gap necessary to combat the Corona pandemic, which is estimated at more than eight billion dollars.”

Press coverage of Hisham Abdel-Khalek – Prepared by Ahmed Hassan for the Arabic Bulletin – Editor Mohamed El Yamani


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