WORLD EU ready to discuss vaccine technology sharing


EU ready to discuss vaccine technology sharing


16:41, May 06, 2021

Garment workers stand on the trucks as they head to work outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, May 6, 2021. Cambodia on Thursday ended a lockdown in the capital region. (Photo: AP Photo)

BRUSSELS — European Union President Ursula von der Leyen says the 27-nation bloc is ready to talk about the U.S. proposal to share the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of the pandemic.

Without firmly committing to the U.S. proposal, von der Leyen said “we are ready to discuss how the U.S. proposal for waiver on intellectual property protection for COVID vaccines could help.”

In a video address, she said that “In the short run, however, we call upon all vaccine producing countries to allow exports and to avoid measures.”

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