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International Co-operation Only Way to Get Travellers Home and Beat Coronavirus, Says the Foreign Secretary
Dominic Raab, UK Foreign Secretary
London, England, March 25, 2020
At a US-chaired virtual meeting of G7 Foreign Ministers today, members of the G7 committed to use their collective power and resources to respond to the "unprecedented" challenge of getting stranded nationals home during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Foreign Secretary led the top item on the agenda on coronavirus. Based on joint work by the UK and Germany, G7 Foreign Ministers (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK, the US and the EU) agreed 5 critical areas were the priority for international action:
The UK has so far committed £241 million to support global efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak including £40 million to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, while UK scientists are already supporting the development and testing of eight different vaccine options. The UK stands ready to provide further funding as necessary.
Source: Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom
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