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Egypt, China's Sinovac Discuss Cooperation to Provide Vaccines to Africa

Egypt, China's Sinovac Discuss Cooperation to Provide Vaccines to Africa

Friday, 22 October, 2021 - 11:00
Health Minister Hala al-Zayed receives Vice President-Research & Development for Sinovac Biotech Gao Qiang (Health Ministry spokesman’s official Facebook page)

Egypt seeks to expand cooperation with China’s Sinovac to become the company’s main hub to export vaccines to African countries.


Health Minister Hala Zayed met Thursday with the Vice President-Research & Development for Sinovac Biotech, Gao Qiang, to discuss bolstering cooperation in the field of transferring vaccine manufacturing technology to Egypt.


Zayed said the Egyptian government was grateful for Sinovac’s support in containing the pandemic by providing vaccines and supplying it with raw materials to manufacture them locally.


Both sides discussed the practical steps needed for transferring the vaccine manufacturing technology to the Egyptian Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), Health Ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement.


They discussed a plan to expand the horizons of cooperation in the field of vaccine development, he added.


They also reviewed the possibility of training VACSERA's teams on the vaccine manufacturing technology.


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