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Nigeria, China Hold Talks On Access To Covid-19 Vaccines

The Nigerian government has opened talks with the People’s Republic of China on how to procure COVID-19 vaccines for the country.

Speaking at a closed door meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, Nigeria’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, said China has been assisting the country since the advent of the pandemic, noting that the donation of protective equipment immensely impacted the nation in the fight against COVID-19.

Mr Onyeama announced this while briefing journalists on Tuesday in Abuja after the closed door bilateral meeting.

He further hinted that both countries have also agreed to set up an inter-governmental committee to coordinate all aspect of cooperation between them.

China is also one of those countries that have been able to discover vaccines for COVID-19, so we are also engaging with China to also help with regards to access to vaccines for our people,” He said.

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