France backs India, asks G-7 to lift export curbs on vaccine materials
Backing India’s demand, French President Emmanuel Macron has called on G-7 countries to lift restrictions on export of critical raw materials used in the production of Covid-19 vaccines.
Addressing a press conference ahead of the G-7 meeting which began in Cornwall, UK, on Friday, Macron said: “As we know, there have been export bans from several G-7 member countries, which have blocked production in other countries, and sometimes blocked production in middle-income countries, essential for the production of vaccines for poorest countries. I take just one example, India.
India, and in particular the Serum Institute of India, was blocked in its production by restrictions on the export of ingredients necessary for the production of these vaccines which came from some G-7 economies.”