China seeks to make Covid-19 vaccines with UAE

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ABU DHABI: China wants to work with the UAE on the production of affordable Covid-19 vaccines, the country’s top diplomat told state news agency WAM on Saturday.

“We will work to expedite the bilateral production of the vaccines in a way that would contribute greatly to making sure the vaccines are available and affordable,” China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, kicking off a two-day official visit to the UAE, part of a wider regional tour.

The UAE was the first country outside China to roll out the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine in December 2020, saying it had 86 per cent efficacy citing results from late-stage clinical trials.