The Biden administration is expected to propose an international summit focused on the COVID pandemic response and global vaccination effort, Report informs referring to Politico.
The summit would be timed around United Nations General Assembly meetings slated for the week of Sept. 20 and involve discussions aimed at better coordinating the world’s coronavirus fight across a range of areas.
Among the topics up for discussion are ways to improve vaccine manufacturing and distribution and ramp up the supplies of oxygen to countries in need and the possibility of international cooperation on research and development related to COVID.
President Joe Biden is likely to call for the summit as part of a broader speech on Thursday detailing new initiatives designed to end the pandemic. Though Biden is expected to focus much of his speech on the domestic coronavirus response, he will also emphasize the need for greater global cooperation and work toward addressing inequities in developing countries.