Biden to host COVID-19 Summit during UN GA

Friday, 17. September 2021 22:33

United States President Joe Biden will convene a virtual COVID-19 summit on the margins of the UN General Assembly on September 22, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki revealed in a statement on Friday.

At the meeting, Biden and his administration will be asking participants for bigger efforts and cooperation on vaccinating the world's population, helping patients recover from the disease, standing up to emerging threats and fulfilling commitments.

"This meeting is about expanding and enhancing our shared efforts to defeat COVID-19, building out from previous gatherings of world leaders and ministers in fora like the G7, G20, and Act Accelerator to rally civil society, NGOs, philanthropists, and industry along with world leaders and align on a common vision for defeating COVID-19 together," Psaki said.

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