Cambodian minister renews call for Covid-19 medicines, vaccines to be global public goods

Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Thursday (July 9) renewed a call for Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to be global common goods that can be accessed by all countries, said a foreign ministry’s press statement.

“He further echoed the appeal of Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, at the last 36th Asean Summit, to make the Covid-19 medicines and vaccine as global public goods that can be accessed by all,” the statement said.

Sokhonn, who is also a deputy prime minister, highlighted the firm commitment of the Cambodian government in overcoming the Covid-19 global crisis through its “Cash Transfer Programme for Poor Families and Vulnerable Households during Covid-19” initiative, which earmarked US$125 million for a five-month plan to support the poor and vulnerable population, starting from June, it added.

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