President Biden calls for partnership and concrete commitment in his remarks at the Summit of the Americans.
“The United States stands ready to work in partnership with all of you — governments, institutions, civil societies, young leaders of tomorrow. And I invite my fellow heads of state and heads of government of the Americas to join me in adopting concrete hemispheric commitments that are going to advance our efforts to build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future,” said the President.
He noted that plans are in place to help the “region recover from COVID-19, while strengthening health systems, improving our ability to respond to future health emergencies by investing in health workers.”
“The new Americas Health Corps will train 500,000 public health and medical professionals in the region over the next five years,” he added.
The President said the U.S. would be working together with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to ensure that the resources are available to deal with any future pandemic.
He also said a clean energy economy is vital for the future, and the U.S. will be an enabler towards that end.
“Through our efforts to strengthen the clean energy economy in the Americas, we’re committing to just — not just an energy transition but to make communities that have been historically marginalized are able to share equally in the gains, with equitable access to both good-paying jobs we’ll create and the affordable clean energy that will be made available,” said Biden.
Yvad Billings Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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