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Alberto Fernández urges the WHO to approve the Russian vaccine Sputnik V

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, has raised this Sunday to the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the need for the international body to approve the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, during the meeting they have maintained in the framework of the G20 summit.

The director of the WHO stressed that from the entity “they are going forward in the exchange of information so that this immunization can prequalify “, according to a release about La Casa Rosada.

In addition, Ghebreyesus valued Argentina’s progress in the fight against coronavirus, in particular due to the levels of vaccination achieved, and highlighted that the Latin American country has resorted to anticovid drugs from “various laboratories“.

Climate swap

During the second plenary session of the G20, where the leaders addressed issues related to climate change and the environment, Fernández reiterated your Government’s proposal of “swap external debt for climate action“, while qualifying as key” lower rates and longer payment terms. “

In this sense, the president stressed that “it is the developed countries who have benefited the most from the intensive use of the planet’s environmental resources in recent centuries,” for which he advocated “the concept of common responsibilities but differentiated“.

  • The current Argentine Administration defends the idea of ​​exchanging the foreign debt of its country in exchange for achievements in environmental matters, thus trying to find a way to pay the debt of 45,000 million dollars plus interest, contracted with the IMF under the Government of Mauricio Macri.

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