Pandor Engages in COVID-19 Talks at G20

Written by on 30 June, 2021

By: Zilungile Mkhize

International Relations and Co-operations Minister, Naledi Pandor, has reiterated the country’s support for efforts to tackle the health and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She says South Africa regards access to affordable vaccines for all as one of the immediate priorities.

Pandor has been speaking at meetings of the Group of 20 taking place in Italy.

Minister Pandor arrived in Italy on Monday and was representing South Africa at several meetings of the G20 Ministers.

She further says South Africa and India, in the context of the World Trade Organisation, are leading efforts to get a waiver on the intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines.

Pandor says defeating the Coronavirus is in everyone’s common interest, as no one is safe until everyone is vaccinated.

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