UAE to work with China for ‘affordable’ Covid vaccines

The cooperation between the UAE and China during the Covid-19 pandemic symbolizes the deep trust between the two countries, These efforts did not only benefit the Chinese and UAE people, but the entire world in its fight against the pandemic,

H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, have launched “Life Sciences and Vaccine Manufacturing in the UAE” — a joint project by the UAE’s Group 42 and China’s CNBG (Sinopharm), to initiate the first COVID-19 vaccine production line in the UAE.

Attending the launch ceremony of the new project, which was held in Abu Dhabi during the visit of the Chinese top diplomat to the UAE, were Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation, and Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh, Minister of State.

“The UAE and China today inaugurated a new chapter in their historic and distinguished relations, under the title “Strategic Partnership for Humanity,” said Sheikh Abdullah in statements marking the launch.

“Today we celebrate the significant milestones achieved by our strategic partnership across all levels. We are continuing the efforts that we initiated at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis. A partnership that sets an example to be emulated for collaboration between friendly nations in times of crises,” the UAE’s top diplomat added, emphasising that the dividends of this significant project will be reaped, not only by the UAE and China but by the entire world.

“The joint project is an added value to the international efforts being made in the face of the COVID-19 crisis which has been taking a toll on everyday lives across the world.

“The UAE, under the directives of our wise leadership, believes in the importance of collective action and concerted efforts in fighting such crises. We believe we should work collectively and forge ahead with our efforts to stem the fallout of the crisis and to work for ensuring the safety and stability of all peoples on earth,” Sheikh Abdullah noted.