Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha called on world powers to publicly and equally make available any vaccines proved effective against Covid-19.
Speaking via video call before the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Prayut stressing multilateral cooperation to effectively battle the coronavirus pandemic, but said the United Nations should be working to ensure any vaccines developed anywhere should be shared fairly, not hoarded by the superpowers developing them.
The premier said Thailand is ready to support the development of Covid-19 vaccines just as it has been committed to the suppression and control of Covid-19 within its borders through establishment of the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration and adherence to international health measures as recommended by the World Health Organization.
Prayut said the world this year has faced a major public health crisis from the coronavirus pandemic and all countries must remain confident of cooperation and give their support to all countries for them to be successful in their own control of Covid-19.
He said the government has issued measures to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic by establishing an economic situation administration center, which serves as the main policymaking agency with cooperation between the government and the private sector.
It simultaneously is promoting a “bio-circular-green economy” by following principles of the “sufficiency economy philosophy” of HM the late King Rama IX for sustainable growth. The Prime Minister then stressed Thailand’s commitment to supporting the UN’s agenda on peace, security, development, climate change, human rights, and partnerships promotion between various sectors. He also emphasized the importance of multilateralism as a way to respond to the world’s challenges together.