Robredo, British ambassador hold talks on COVID-19 response

Published March 1, 2021, 9:39 PM

by Raymund Antonio

Vice President Leni Robredo said she had a “productive and meaningful” discussion with British Ambassador Daniel Pruce on Monday, March 1.

(photo via Raymund Antonio)

Robredo was not able to meet Pruce personally, but she shared a photo of their online meeting on various topics involving the two nations.

”[I] Had a productive and meaningful discussion with Ambassador Daniel Pruce of the United Kingdom of a wide range of issues early this afternoon,” she said in a Facebook post.

They had previously met in October 2017 during a courtesy call of Pruce to Robredo at the Quezon City Reception House, where she holds office. Pruce was a new ambassador to the Philippines at that time.

In his tweet, Pruce said they discussed the coronavirus pandemic, typhoon response, and the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties, also known as COP26.

The United Kingdom will host the major UN climate change summit in November this year.

“Thank you @lenirobredo for a great discussion today covering so many issues of shared interest, including #Covid, typhoon response and the #COP26 climate change talks,” he wrote.

The Philippines is among the countries which the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) identified as the first recipients of COVID-19 vaccines, mostly developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca, from the COVAX facility.

However, the supposed delivery of over 500,000 doses of the vaccine today, March 1, will be delayed for a week because of global supply issues.