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Vaccino Covid, Di Maio: “Overcoming even intellectual property on machinery”


May 9, 2021

“This afternoon I met the Director General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. We talked about the next goals to be achieved to strengthen international trade and discussed the issue of patent liberalization on vaccines. “. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio writes it on Fb. “I reiterated that in addition to overcoming the intellectual property for anti-covid vaccines, we must also overcome the intellectual property related to the machinery used to produce them – he says – A great courageous action by the World Trade Organization (WTO) is needed, which we are ready to support. , so as to reach an agreement in a few weeks starting from the proposals put forward by the USA, South Africa and India. And there was total agreement “.” In a few hours I will leave for Brussels, tomorrow the Foreign Affairs Council is scheduled to discuss with the my counterparts in the main international dossiers and coordinate as best we can on reopenings. We are ready to receive foreign tourists in Italy as soon as possible. We work tirelessly, go ahead! ” writes the foreign minister.