International collaboration key to facing the challenges and outcomes of Covid-19 pandemic
While addressing participants of the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2021, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong highlighted the importance of global cooperation in addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He emphasized that no country can overcome the pandemic alone, and that international collaboration is essential for sharing knowledge, resources, and expertise. He also stressed the need for continued investment in research and development, particularly in areas such as vaccine development and distribution, to ensure that the world is better prepared to handle future pandemics.
The Prime Minister also discussed the economic impact of the pandemic and the measures taken by Singapore to mitigate its effects. He highlighted the importance of job retention programs and targeted assistance for businesses, as well as the need for governments to maintain open trade and investment policies to support economic recovery and growth in the post-pandemic era. He also discussed the challenges of vaccine distribution and the need for a coordinated global effort to ensure that vaccines are distributed fairly and efficiently to all countries.
Overall, Prime Minister Lee’s speech emphasized the importance of global cooperation and collaboration in addressing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. He highlighted the need for continued investment in research and development and the importance of targeted economic measures to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Finally, he emphasized the need for open trade and investment policies to support economic recovery and growth in the post-pandemic era, while also addressing the challenges of vaccine distribution to ensure that no country is left behind in the global effort to overcome the pandemic.
Sourced from Prime Minister Office official site