Saudi Arabia in talks with vaccine companies to provide vaccines to Yemen, Africa – finance minister

PUBLISHED: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 08:46:32 GMT

DUBAI, Jan 26 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s finance minister said on Tuesday his country is talking to vaccine producers to provide vaccines to low-income countries such as Yemen and countries in Africa.

“We are negotiating with a lot of the vaccination companies to provide more vaccination particularly to low income countries,” he said during a virtual World Economic Forum in Davos.

He said Yemen for example and some of the African nations would not be able to get enough vaccines through the COVAX facility – the global pooled procurement mechanism for COVID-19 vaccines. (Reporting by Davide Barbuscia and Saeed Azhar; Editing by Alison Williams)

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