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Kazakhstan offered its COVID-19 vaccine to OIC countries

17.06.2021 37 просмотров

Kazakhstan is ready to provide its vaccine as humanitarian aid.


The authorities of Kazakhstan are ready to provide their QazVac coronavirus vaccine to the countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) as a humanitarian aid. This was stated on Wednesday by the President of the RepublicKassym-Jomart Tokayev during the second OIC summit on science and technology, which is being held via videoconference.

“Kazakhstan has developed its own QazVac vaccine. We are now in the process of obtaining a certificate from the World Health Organization. Kazakhstan will be ready to provide its vaccine to the countries of the OIC as humanitarian aid,” he said.

According to him, the republic may also consider the possibility of producing QazVac in the countries of the organization.

Currently, the OIC includes 57 Muslim states with a population of about 1.6 billion people. The main goals of the organization are to ensure closer cooperation between Muslim countries in the political, economic, cultural and spiritual spheres.

The QazVac vaccine was developed by the Research Institute for Biological Safety Problems of the Science Committee of the Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan. It is currently in its third phase of clinical trials, which is expected to be completed by early July. Vaccination with this drug in the republic began on April 26.

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