Blinken urges greater global cooperation post-Covid

Blinken urges greater global cooperation post-Covid

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for empowering multilateral institutions to defeat Covid-19.

"Multilateralism is our best tool for tackling the global challenges we face, whether the COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis, or building a sustainable economic recovery," Biden wrote on Twitter.

"That's why the United States is committed to supporting effective and accountable multilateral institutions," he said. "We must deliver results -- for our countries, our people, and the world."

Blinken called for efforts to "strengthen global health security moving forward so we can detect, prevent and respond better to future health emergencies."

He pointed to the US promise of $2 billion for Covax, the UN-backed initiative that aims to vaccinate low-income countries, and President Joe Biden's pledge to manufacture and donate 500 million Pfizer doses in addition to 80 million doses from US stocks.

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