PM asks D-8 countries to push back against ‘vaccine nationalism’

Islamabad (HRNW) Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that the coronavirus vaccine should be treated as a “global public good” and its production should be enhanced to save lives.

The Pakistan premier was addressing a meeting of the D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation. They must push back against the “vaccine nationalism” and undue export nationalism, he said.

The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8, includes Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.

PM Khan urged global vaccine manufacturers to speed up their production and help the developing countries with their expertise and technologies.


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