Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday chaired a high-level panel session on ‘Vaccine Innova-tion and Global Health Resilience: Lessons from Covid- 19 and Beyond’ at the Doha Forum in Qatar.
During the session, he underscored the need for making vaccines public goods so that other countries, including Bangladesh, would be able to produce inoculations, a foreign ministry’s press release said here yesterday.
The foreign minister focused on the gains and achievements of Bangladesh in delivering vaccinations during and before Covid- 19.
During the Covid-19, he said, Bangladesh took varieties of techniques and strategies to procure vaccines and did not make any discrimination in distribution to its people.
Dr Momen also expressed gratitude to international donor countries and organizations for their contribu-tions of vaccines and related equipments to Bangladesh.
Bangladeshi diaspora also played a role in sending vaccines to their homeland, he added.
Later, the foreign minister attended the Chatham House discussion moderated by Bronwon Maddox, CEO of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London.
The discussion was also joined by the Qatari Prime Minister and Heads and CEOs of the international think tanks.
Dr. Momen is leading a 5- member Bangladesh delegation at the Doha Forum at the invitation of the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman bin Ja-shim- Al Thani.
The 21st edition of the Doha Forum with the theme: ‘Building Shared futures’, is held annually. The fo-rum brings together global policymakers, government leaders, private sector representatives, civil society and non- governmental organizations to discuss global challenges promoting dialogue and diplomacy for diverse issues facing the world.