To Discuss Xi’s Vaccine Cooperation Offer With India: China | India News
Xi Jinping (File photo)
NEW DELHI: Following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s comment that China is willing to cooperate with India and South Africa for the Covid-19 vaccine, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that officials from India and China will discuss the issue.
When asked what kind of cooperation China is seeking with India in vaccine development, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told media in Beijing: “I think the relevant authorities in China and India will have communication and coordination “.
“The Chinese government is willing to make contributions to achieve the accessibility and affordability of the vaccine in developing countries. China is willing to promote sustained cooperation … with other countries and the international fight against Covid-19 to defeat the virus at an early date, “he added.
In his address at the twelfth BRICS summit, Xi said on Tuesday that Chinese companies are working with their Russian and Brazilian partners on phase 3 clinical trials. “We are prepared to have cooperation with South Africa and India,” he said at the summit. hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin and attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
“China has joined the COVAX facility and will consider providing vaccines to the BRIC countries,” Xi said.