WTO meeting on COVID vaccine IP waiver proposal went 'very well', chair says

 

Reuters

via Yahoo Finance - May 6, 2022

 

GENEVA, May 6 (Reuters) - The first World Trade Organization meeting to discuss a new draft agreement to temporarily waive intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines went "very well", its chair told Reuters on Friday.

 

"It went very well and here's why I say that. No member rejected the outcome as completely unacceptable," Ambassador Lansana Gberie from Sierra Leone told Reuters shortly after the closed-door WTO meeting.

 

"Most said this could be developed into a negotiating text and that's the trajectory we have to follow," he added.

 

The WTO's 164 members were invited to discuss the so-called "outcome document" that stems from months of negotiations...

 

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