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Qatar Pledges US$10 Mil. for WHO to Combat COVID-19 Pandemic
Special Contribution
By Qatar Embassy in Seoul
Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, prime minister and minister of foreign affairs of Qatar
Doha, June 27, 2020 (QNA) — HE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani announced on June 27, 2020 that the State of Qatar pledged $10 million to the World Health Organization (WHO) to support the finding of testing equipment, treatment, and vaccine for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), in addition to its $20 million contribution to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI).

His Excellency said, during his participation in a COVID-19 commitments campaign held through video conference by non-profit organization Global Citizen, that the State of Qatar was proud to support 'Global Goal: Unite for Our Future' campaign. His Excellency expressed the State of Qatar's thanks to the European Commission and to Global Citizen for partnering on the campaign.

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs said that the novel Coronavirus pandemic was not just testing the healthcare systems, educational systems, and economies around the world, but also testing human principles and the ability to respond quickly by show solidarity across borders.

His Excellency added that the scaling up of international support and political commitment was needed now, more than ever, to ensure access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines for all.

Editor's Note: The above story has been received via Qatar Embassy in Seoul from the Qatar government. The release story demonstrates how the government of Qatar shows its strong will to fight the global pandemic of COVID-19 and how nuch it is willing to contribute to the international society in its fight against the spread of the virus.

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