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Russia's Putin says strengthen WHO, proposes conference on coronavirus vaccine

NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday the World Health Organization should be strengthened to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and proposed a high-level conference on vaccine cooperation.

“We are proposing to hold an online high-level conference shortly for countries interested in cooperation in the development of anti-coronavirus vaccines,” Putin said.

“We are ready to share experience and continue cooperating with all states and international entities, including in supplying the Russian vaccine which has proved reliable, safe, and effective, to other countries,” he said. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Andrew Osborne Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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