|Wang Yi: China-UAE Cooperation on Chinese Vaccine Liquid Bottling Production Makes New Contribution to Regional and Global Fight against COVID-19|
On March 28, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi. The two ministers attended the online ceremony of a joint project between China and the UAE on Chinese vaccine liquid bottling production line.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said that the world's first phase-3 trial of the COVID-19 vaccine conducted by a Chinese company in the UAE has demonstrated the high level of mutual trust between the two countries, which was fully recognized by the international community. So far, more than 50,000 volunteers of over 120 nationalities have participated in the experiment and the result proved that the Chinese vaccine was safe and effective, and was being recognized by the international community. The UAE is willing to deepen cooperation with China on the COVID-19 vaccines and become a hub of vaccine production and transportation in the Gulf region by launching the vaccine liquid bottling production line, so as to support more countries in fighting the pandemic.
Wang Yi said that the phase-3 trial of the COVID-19 vaccine, jointly carried out by China and the UAE, has set a record for multi-nationality and large-scale clinical trials, promoted international recognition of the Chinese vaccines, and made important contribution to promoting international anti-coronavirus cooperation. Today, we are here to witness the launch of the Chinese vaccine liquid bottling production line, which signifies a new phase of China-UAE anti-pandemic cooperation. We are looking forward to the smooth and effective development of the project. We hope that with the UAE as a platform, the Chinese vaccine could benefit people from more countries and regions, and make new contribution to building a global community of health for all.