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Merkel Calls for Deeper Cooperation With China on Covid Vaccines

  • German leader speaks during talks with Chinese counterpart
  • China’s Li wants nations to maintain ‘healthy and stable ties’
Angela Merkel attends virtual talks with Li Keqiang in Berlin on April 28.

Angela Merkel attends virtual talks with Li Keqiang in Berlin on April 28.

Photographer: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germany and China to join forces to defeat the coronavirus pandemic and raised the prospect of deeper cooperation on Covid-19 vaccines.

In her opening remarks during virtual talks Wednesday with her Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang, Merkel said the two nations should “speak openly and transparently about vaccine production.”