The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, will request this Saturday at the G20 leaders’ summit the universal access to covid-19 vaccines and unequivocal support to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against the pandemic.

Sánchez will participate in this summit that will last until Sunday and that, organized by Saudi Arabia, will be held virtually due to the situation caused by the coronavirus.

In the line that the Spanish Government has been defending with the chief executive himself at the head, Moncloa has advanced that Sánchez will highlight the importance that, once the covid vaccine is obtained, there is universal access to it.

An objective in which he will defend the involvement of the G20, a group of countries whose leaders he will also demand support from the WHO in its objective of defeating the virus and that it continues to play a key role in facing the economic consequences of the pandemic. It will also advocate for more effective multilateral cooperation.

Sánchez, who will virtually attend this summit accompanied by the Third Vice President and Minister of Economy, Nadia Calviño, has already appealed to the rest of the G20 leaders to reinforce their joint action in a video made public by the summit organization.

In that message, he emphasizes that the heads of this group of countries have the obligation to do everything in their power to minimize the damage and consequences of the pandemic. He added that it is about facing a great challenge and we must work to achieve a more inclusive future.

After noting that Spain trusts that this summit will promote progress in that direction, it has urged to take advantage of the unique opportunity that this situation represents to achieve a more prosperous, sustainable and more equal world and to achieve benefits for their respective economies and for all citizens .


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