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European Union – Latin America and Caribbean partnership launched

Christian Fernsby |
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, launched a new European Union – Latin America and Caribbean partnership.

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That is on local manufacturing of vaccines, medicines and other health technologies, and strengthening health systems resilience, that will complement and further enhance social, economic and scientific ties between the two regions.

It will boost Latin America's manufacturing capacity, foster equitable access to quality, effective, safe and affordable health products and help strengthen health resilience in the region to tackle endemic and emerging diseases, and enhance capacities to cope with non-communicable diseases.

The partnership represents an opportunity to pursue public health goals, stimulate growth and decent jobs in both regions, bring in private sector innovation, facilitate trade, diversify global value chains, and reinforce scientific, diplomatic and human bonds between Europe and Latin America.

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