Vaccines dominate as Naledi Pandor carries South African flag high at G20 summit in Rome

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor said the most crucial problem from Africa’s point of view was the shortage of vaccines.

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor led a South African delegation to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Rome, Italy, over the past two days.

Italy, as president of the G20, convened the summit under the three pillars of people, planet and prosperity. The South has prioritized access to vaccines, free security debts and support for women’s empowerment.

Pando tells Mandy Winer on The Midday Report.

I voted. The key issues from the perspective of the African continent were the shortage of vaccines. We are lagging behind other parts of the world due to a limited supply of vaccines, so we advocated very strongly for vaccines to be available and for accelerated action on the deal that we would have sites on the continent that will produce the vaccines currently available.

Naledi Pandor – Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Everyone was referring to their commitment to COP26 (26th United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change) in the UK and pointing out that the time to act is really over, we need to see a much bigger commitment and the Goals that have been talked about for years must be achieved and the voting countries must be helped.

Naledi Pandor – Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

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