A-G: Fiji and SIDs banking on EU for viable COVID-19 vaccine

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (left) with EU Ambassador for the Delegation of the European Union of the Pacific Sujiro Seam during the 5th high level political dialogue with the EU press conference at Suvavou House in Suva today. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

Fiji and the Small Island States across the Pacific are banking on the European Union for a viable COVID-19 vaccine, says Attorney-General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Speaking to the media today, he said this was among issues discussed between Fiji and the EU during its 5th high-level political dialogue a few days ago.

“With the support of Small Island States, we are calling that once a viable vaccine was available, it was treated as a global social good,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

EU Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific Sujiro Seam said the pandemic situation in Europe had not improved.

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