China promises Philippines will get vaccine against COVID-19

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Published: June 12, 2020 3:43 PM

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Friday that Duterte got the assurance from Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a late Thursday telephone call.

Rodrigo Duterte, philippines, china, xi jinping, coronavirus, coronavirus pandemic, coronavirus vaccine, covid-19The telephone call lasted 38 minutes.

President Rodrigo Duterte has been promised by his Chinese counterpart that the Philippines “as a friendly neighbour” will be prioritised when China is able to develop a vaccine against COVID-19.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Friday that Duterte got the assurance from Chinese leader Xi Jinping in a late Thursday telephone call that lasted 38 minutes.

Roque said Xi assured Duterte of “his country’s commitment to make the vaccine available for all, adding that the Philippines, as a friendly neighbour, would certainly be a priority.”

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