To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the effect of the EU's decision to apply export controls to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine on the covid-19 situation in Papua New Guinea.
20 April 2021
The Foreign Secretary has not discussed with his Australian counterpart the impact of the EU export control on the COVID-19 situation in Papua New Guinea. We will continue to work closely with Australia to ensure that COVAX remains as effective as possible in the Indo-Pacific region, including for Papua New Guinea. The first shipment of 132,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrived in the country on 13 April.