Asia-Pacific ministers to discuss faster vaccine access

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Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region will discuss on Saturday how to achieve a sustainable economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, starting with securing faster access to vaccines. The ministers from 21 economies that form the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation will meet virtually due to ongoing travel restrictions caused by the pandemic, with New Zealand, the current APEC host, serving as chair. "The successful distribution of vaccines across our region will be critical to our recovery," New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O'Connor, who serves as meeting ch...

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