ANKARA

The Turkish president of the 75th UN General Assembly said Thursday that “fair access” to a coronavirus vaccine is vital, during opening remarks at a COVID-19 summit.

Volkan Bozkir emphasized the effectiveness of the vaccine depends on the vaccination of large segments of the globe.

More than 100 world leaders and high-ranking officials gathered for the two-day special session to discuss a global response to the pandemic.

More than 64.4 million cases and nearly 1.5 million fatalities have been recorded globally, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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