Updated: May 15, 2021 12:53 AM IST
Washington [US], May 15 (ANI): us Sales Representative Katherine Tai on Friday met virtually with representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) CEO Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus to discuss increasing vaccine production and trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) waivers. COVID-19 pandemic vaccines.
According to a report from her office, Tye explained that the Biden-Harris administration supports a waiver of intellectual property protection for COVID-19 vaccines and explained that this is in line with the United States’ comprehensive effort to expand vaccine production and distribution worldwide.
She also asked Ghebreyesus about his views on immediate steps to collectively expand access to vaccines.
Ty asked how WHO announces the existence and end of the pandemic and the steps the global health authority is taking to improve pandemic preparedness. She and Gebreysus also agreed to maintain regular communication in the coming days.
Previously us The trade representative also met with the Union’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Piyush Goyal, to discuss the same issues.
According to testimony from her office, Tai expressed her deep sympathy for the people of India as he battles the tide. COVID-19 cases and reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to help India in difficult times.
She also explained that she supports Waiver of TRIPS and text negotiations at the World Trade Organization (WTO), which are part of a comprehensive effort by the Biden-Harris administration to expand vaccine production and distribution worldwide.
Tai thanked WTO members for their support for further negotiations and welcomed an update from Goyal on India’s efforts to revise and resubmit its waiver proposal. She and the Union Minister agreed to maintain regular contact in the coming days.
IN Waiver of TRIPS aims to increase global vaccine production to meet the challenge of vaccinating the poorest of the poor and saving lives.
Last October, India and South Africa, along with 57 WTO members, proposed a waiver of some of the TRIPS provisions on prevention, containment and treatment. COVID-19…
The WTO TRIPS Agreement is a comprehensive multilateral agreement on intellectual property. us On May 6, President Joe Biden’s administration announced its support for a global waiver of patent protection for COVID-19 vaccines and said he would negotiate terms at the WTO. (ANI)
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