On 5 August, President Xi Jinping sent a message to the first meeting of the International Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine Cooperation.
President Xi Jinping noted that at the Global Health Summit held last May, I announced China's efforts in five areas in support of global solidarity against COVID-19, including the proposal of setting up an international forum on vaccine cooperation so that countries and companies engaged in the development and production of vaccines and other stakeholders may explore ways of promoting fair and equitable distribution of vaccines around the world. At present, COVID-19 is still raging with frequent flare-ups and mutations. I hope this meeting will make new strides toward realizing vaccine fairness and accessibility across the world, lend new impetus to solidarity and cooperation among developing countries, and make new contribution to humanity's early victory over the pandemic.
President Xi Jinping stressed that committed to building a global community of health for all, China is providing vaccines to the world, particularly fellow developing countries, and is actively advancing cooperation on vaccine production. This is in line with China's commitment to making COVID-19 vaccines a global public good. China will continue to do its best to help other developing countries cope with the virus. In the course of this year, China will strive to provide 2 billion doses of vaccines to the world. China has decided to donate US$100 million to the COVAX Facility for distributing vaccines to developing countries. We stand ready to work with the international community to advance international vaccine cooperation and build a community with a shared future for mankind.