S. Korea to donate US$10 mln for COVID-19 vaccine support to developing nations, Moon says

President Moon Jae-in on Friday held a summit with leaders of Southeast Asia’s Mekong River nations via video links, in which he promised to contribute US$10 million to help provide new coronavirus vaccines to developing nations.

“We will contribute $10 million for coronavirus vaccine support to developing countries through the COVID-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX),” Moon said during his second annual summit with leaders of the five Mekong River nations — Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.

COVAX is a multilateral platform designed to fund coronavirus vaccine distribution to developing countries.

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Chang Dong-woo