In his first interview with foreign media, the Minister stressed the importance of the global corona virus vaccine. He blamed China for the lack of transparency in reporting the origin of the epidemic.
Until everyone in the world is vaccinated, no one will be completely safe
Anthony Blingen, US Secretary of State
“The United States has invested $ 4 billion (more than $ 85 billion in crowns) in the Kovacs project, which aims to ensure fair access to the COV-19 vaccine in low-income countries,” he added. The initiative is being coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), which estimates that about two billion doses of the vaccine should be distributed within a year.
“Until everyone in the world is vaccinated, no one will be completely safe,” Blingen warned.
The United States has vaccinated about 27 million people, but the vaccine is still waiting in many parts of the country.
Biden reaffirmed cooperation with the European Union
Blinken followed Friday’s statements by White Home boss Joe Biden.
“From the very beginning of my administration I am speaking today as President of the United States, sending a clear message to the world: the United States is back. The Atlantic Alliance is back,” Biden told a Munich Security Conference, which happened in an extraordinary virtual form due to the corona virus epidemic.
“I remove any doubt. The United States will work closely with partners and capitals across the continent,” he said.
In addition to the US president, who has pledged close cooperation with the European Union and NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also spoke. They also attended the G7 online meeting on the same day. After him, Merkel praised the “most constructive” measures, saying a turning point in US policy had contributed to this.
White House President: Putin wants to rule after the split
In a speech at the Munich conference, President Biden also spoke out against China and Russia. “(Vladimir) Putin is trying to weaken the European program and the Atlantic alliance because it is so easy for the Kremlin to bully and threaten individual states,” he said.
He called on European allies to work together in “fierce” and “long-term strategic competition” with Beijing, without calling for firm commitments. According to many commentators, China made the United States a major trading partner of the European Union last year.
|He lived in France
|Anthony Blinken studied at France and Harvard.
|He speaks French without the slightest accent.
|From 2009 to 2013, he served as an adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.
|From 2015 to 2007 he served as Under Secretary of State John Kerry.
|His stepmother, Samuel Bizarre (1929–2015), escaped from prison in seven concentration camps.
|At the end of the war, he was able to escape the death march.