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Li says Mekong countries will be among first to get COVID-19 vaccine

Issuing time:2020-08-25 23:21Source:China DailyLink:https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202008/24/WS5f43587da310736c2dea4903.html

Aview of the Mekong river bordering Thailand and Laos is seen from the Thai sidein Nong Khai, Thailand, Oct 29, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]

China will prioritize access tocountries along the Mekong River to its COVID-19 vaccines once they weredeveloped successfully and put to commercial use, Premier Li Keqiang said onMonday.

The premier, speaking via video linkat the third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation leaders' meeting, said China will setup a public health fund under the framework of the special funding for LMC aspart of a host of measures, including in resources and technology, to helpMekong countries contain the pandemic.

He also called upon LMC countries towork together in supporting the World Health Organization to play a betterrole.