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PM suggests vax collaboration

by | Oct 29, 2021 | NATIONAL, NEWS | 0 comments

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob suggested that ASEAN and Japan explore the possibility of seconding their expert researchers to the ASEAN Centre for Public Health Emergencies and Emerging Diseases to work towards the production of vaccines.

In making the suggestion at the 24th ASEAN-Japan Summit, he said this will help address the regional shortage of vaccines and prepare for possible emerging diseases in future.

Ismail Sabri said that Japan’s contribution to the centre was important and its timely establishment was vital to ASEAN member states in dire need of assistance to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He also stated that Malaysia appreciates Japan’s support and contribution to the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and the country’s vaccine contribution to the ASEAN community.

Datuk Ismail Sabri also thanked Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who attended the summit, for taking into consideration the needs of Malaysia and ASEAN and hoped he will pave the way for a lasting relationship of mutual benefit.

-THE MALAYSIA VOICE

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