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COVID vaccines

APEC ministers pledge more COVID vaccines and safe travel

21 members, including U.S. and China, hold virtual talks ahead of Friday summit

Full vaccination rates vary widely across APEC, with Vietnam toward the lower end at about 30%.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, including the U.S. and China, have pledged to expand coronavirus vaccine supplies and step up the resumption of travel while warning against hoarding jabs.

Ministers from the 21-member group gathered for a two-day online meeting that ended on Tuesday, kicking off a key week of meetings. On Friday, national leaders will participate in an online summit.

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