President Alberto Fernández held a telephone conversation with his counterpart from the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, in which they addressed issues on the bilateral agenda and exchanged experiences related to policies aimed at containing the spread and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fernández conveyed to the Korean president his interest in strengthening cooperation in the field of joint research between professionals and institutions of the health sector.
In that regard, they agreed to carry forward the mutual collaboration that began last March, when officials from both countries shared strategies to fight the virus and analysed the use of technology and the design of applications for self-diagnosis and identification, and to monitor persons in quarantine.
Foreign Minister Felipe Solá joined the President in the conversation and expressed his wish for equitable access by all countries to new diagnostics, vaccines, treatments, and other health emergency measures to fight the pandemic.
“We need action and an international work agenda to address the consequences of the crisis caused by the pandemic. We will continue working with Korea and strengthening cooperation to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on the health sector, the economy, society and trade, paying special attention to those who are most vulnerable,” the Argentine minister stated.