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Friday, June 26, 2020

Peru FA Min meets with Canadian counterpart to discuss COVID-19

Peru's Foreign Affairs Minister Gustavo Meza-Cuadra and his counterparts from Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Morocco, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore have participated in a conversation to assess the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: ANDINA

Peru's Foreign Affairs Minister Gustavo Meza-Cuadra participated in a conversation with counterparts from Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Morocco, the Republic of Korea, and Singapore in order to assess the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic in their countries and on a global scale.

Held on June 09, the meeting allowed the exchange of experiences on issues such as reopening of economies and multilateral cooperation to ensure that everyone has access to a potential coronavirus vaccine, which is being developed by laboratories around the world.

Meza-Cuadra stressed the need to work in a coordinated fashion at international forums to ensure that the eventual vaccine becomes a global public good.

Additionally, the Peruvian minister highlighted the importance of joining efforts and complementing capacities to develop the vaccine, tests and treatments.

The government official informed his counterparts about the experience and progress of the National Health Institute (INS) in the development of a rapid molecular test.