Prior to the "Davos Forum," which was postponed this summer, an online meeting has begun in which world political and business leaders discuss measures for the new corona.
China's President Xi Jinping, who made a speech on the first day, announced that he would provide new vaccines to African countries as a measure against the new corona.
The World Economic Forum's annual meeting, known as the "Davos Conference," is held in Switzerland every January, but has been postponed to the summer, following last year's cancellation due to the spread of the new corona. have become.
On the 17th, an online meeting prior to the Davos meeting began, and China's President Xi announced that he would provide 1 billion new vaccines to African countries and 150 million vaccines to Southeast Asian countries as a countermeasure against the new corona.
"India is the third largest producer of medicines in the world," said India's Prime Minister Modi, highlighting the track record of supplying vaccines for the new coronavirus produced in his own country to more than 90 countries.
The World Economic Forum released a report this month stating that vaccination inequality risks further widening global economic disparities, increasing social fragmentation and regional tensions.
The meeting will be held until the 21st on global issues such as measures against the new corona and climate change, and Prime Minister Kishida and German Prime Minister Schortz, who just took office last month, will also make speeches.
China Xi announces new vaccine provision to restrain rice
China's President Xi Jinping, who spoke at an online meeting prior to the Davos meeting, emphasized that he has provided more than 2 billion doses of vaccines to more than 120 countries and international organizations so far, including vaccines against the new coronavirus. We must use a powerful weapon called a vaccine, distribute it fairly, accelerate the pace of inoculation, and close the international immune disparity. " We have announced that we will provide 10,000 doses.
On the other hand, he said, "Helping each other is the only right way, and any obstruction or transfer of responsibility will lead to missed opportunities and hinder the whole," he said, restraining the United States and others seeking investigation into the origin of the virus.
Regarding climate change countermeasures, Mr. Xi said, "Developed countries will take the initiative in fulfilling their responsibilities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and by fulfilling promises of funding and technical assistance, developing countries will respond to and sustain climate change. We must create conditions to achieve possible development, "he said, calling on Europe, the United States, Japan, and other countries to support developing countries.
Furthermore, "the act of forming exclusive small groups to divide the world and the act of politicizing economic and scientific and technological issues by raising ideological conflicts significantly weakens the efforts of the international community to address common challenges. We will adhere to dialogue, not opposition, and firmly oppose all forms of unilateralism and protectionism. " I stabbed.
Prime Minister India Modi Appeals Vaccine Supply Performance
"India has saved millions of lives by sending medicines and vaccines to many countries. India is the third largest producer of medicines in the world," said India's Prime Minister Modi, who spoke at an online meeting prior to the Davos Forum. He emphasized the track record of supplying vaccines for the new coronavirus produced in his own country to more than 90 countries.
"India promises to be a reliable partner in the global supply chain. We are working with multiple countries to pave the way for FTAs = free trade agreements. This is the greatest opportunity to invest in India." He called for investment in India, saying that he is promoting economic reforms such as corporate tax cuts and deregulation.
India is strengthening economic partnerships with other countries, including announcing that it will begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom last week to promote trade and investment.
UN Secretary-General "Economic development will be squeezed if inequality is not reduced"
At the online meeting on the 17th, UN Secretary-General António Guterres also made a speech.
In this, Secretary-General António Guterres said, "If we do not vaccinate all people, new mutant viruses that spread across national borders will be born and the economy will stop. If we do not reduce inequality, the economic development of all countries will be squeezed. The international community should work even harder to close the vaccine gap between developed and developing countries in order to restore the global economy.
He pointed out that the increase in natural disasters caused by climate change is a heavy burden on the world economy, and called for support for developing countries in order to promote climate change measures around the world.Keywords: