ACMECS countries call for COVID-19 vaccines to be public goods

The Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) countries on Wednesday called for COVID-19 vaccines to be public goods.

The leaders of the ACMECS countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam made the call during the 9th ACMECS summit held via video link.

“In combating COVID-19, the leaders agreed to reinforce the ongoing national efforts and to strengthen cooperation within ASEAN-led mechanisms, with external partners and international organizations, especially the World Health Organization, to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines will become public goods and that essential medical services will be available, accessible and affordable for all,” said a statement released after the videoconference.

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