Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs announces Qatar’s pledge of US $10 million for WHO to combat COVID-19 pandemic
Doha, 27 June (2020) – HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani announced Saturday that the State of Qatar pledged $10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the finding of testing equipment, treatment, and vaccine for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), in addition to its $20 million contribution to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).
His Excellency said, during his participation in a COVID-19 commitments campaign held through video conference by non-profit organization Global Citizen, that the State of Qatar was proud to support ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future’ campaign.
His Excellency expressed the State of Qatar’s thanks to the European Commission and to Global Citizen for partnering on the campaign. HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the novel Coronavirus pandemic was not just testing the healthcare systems, educational systems, and economies around the world, but also testing human principles and the ability to respond quickly by show solidarity across borders.
His Excellency added that the scaling up of international support and political commitment was needed now, more than ever, to ensure access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines for all.
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