DUSHANBE, 17 September (BelTA) – Speaking at the Heads of State Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on 17 September, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko suggested creating an alliance in healthcare, BelTA has learned.
“Despite the fact that the governments of Russia and China have provided many countries with humanitarian aid in the form of vaccines, vaccine production technology and personal protective equipment, our opponents are increasingly manipulating this topic using grounds that have little to do with public health. Therefore, we need to team up now more then ever and set up an alliance in the field of healthcare,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
In his opinion, the SCO member states need to intensify cooperation in the production of vaccines and medicines, and not only against coronavirus.
The president went on saying that thanks to joint efforts, primarily collaboration with Russia, Belarus has launched vaccine production and offers a visa waiver to foreign citizens who want to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Belarus.
“The vaccine should become a common public good available to everyone,” the Belarusian leader is convinced.