Head of Chinese Diplomat Pledges to Provide Cambodia Anti-Covid-19 Vaccine
(Phnom Penh): In a talk with the Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, Co-Chair of the Cambodia-China Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and Cambodia – China Shared Destiny Community yesterday Mr. Wang Yi, State Councilor and the Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs pledged to give Cambodia Covid-19 vaccine. The meeting was done at Sofitel hotel, where Mr. Wang Yi has stayed during his two days visit in Cambodia. In a talk between the two sides, Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong asked Chinese counterpart to view possibility in inspiring Chinese investors in transferring factories from China to Cambodia as many as possible in accordance with national policy on agricultural development. Deputy Prime Minister cited of officially – used Covid-19 vaccine and asked the Chinese side to provide this vaccine as a gift to Cambodia. In response, Wang Yi raised that the government and the people of Chin unforgettable remember the Samdech Techo’s visit on last February 2020, in time China was facing the strongly pandemic of Covid-19. He said, in addition that after Covid-19, China and Cambodia will organize a joint development plan, and the China’s investments in Cambodia have not been impacted by Covid-19; but there are more investments. In relation to the unti-Covid-19 vaccine, he expressed that China will give this vaccine to the developing countries especially Cambodia, which is a China’s steel friend. Additionally, he promised to import the Cambodia’s qualified additional agricultural products at the request of Cambodia. China will strengthen cooperation in other various fields. China also initiated of digital data safety protection being asked to be supported from Cambodia. Additionally, in the talk with the Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, Wang Yi appreciated Samdech Techo for preventing Covid-19 successfully. Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong reiterated that Cambodia and China get a common success in combating Covid-19. Please remind that the Chinese President Xi Jinping promised that the vaccine developed by China will be publicly distributed to the world and during the recent months, the Beijing dispatched positive sign that it decided to join in COVAX of the World Health Organization. Up to day, the COVAX, which is under leadership of World Health Organization as well as the international alliances GAVI and CEPI, has the 9 vaccines, and has been in the process of development and the 9 other vaccines are in process of evaluation, and has goal of producing 2 billion dose of unti-Covid-19 in the next 2021.