RIYADH — Seth Berkeley CEO of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI), lauded Saudi Arabia’s efforts in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic at the local, regional and international levels.
He made the remarks during a virtual meeting with Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
During the meeting, they discussed a number of issues of common interest in addition to means of combating coronavirus.
Berkeley added that he was looking forward to strengthening the partnership between the two sides, especially when it comes to providing coronavirus vaccines to all countries in a fair manner through the proposed strategic partnership.
Dr. Al-Rabeeah briefed GAVI CEO about the efforts made by the Saudi government led by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, in dealing with the coronavirus crisis and the preventive and protective measures it put in place since the very beginning of the outbreak of the pandemic.
KSrelief chief also said that Saudi Arabia, as the holder of the G20 presidency, is committed to supporting international efforts in providing and producing a vaccine for coronavirus, and providing it to the largest possible number of affected people.
He added that apart from its contribution of $150 million to GAVI, Saudi Arabia has provided through KSRelief various kinds of assistance to many countries affected by the pandemic. KSrelief provided medical supplies and tools provided to Yemen, Somalia, Palestine and other countries, and the relief work is also underway in other countries and regions that are in need.