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European Council President welcomes support of UK PM to work on pandemic treaty

FILE PHOTO: Video conference meeting with interinstitutional actors at the European Council, in Brussels

(Reuters) – European Council President Charles Michel said late on Monday that he welcomed the support of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to work together on a pandemic treaty.

“I welcome the support of Boris Johnson to work together on a pandemic treaty in order to improve global preparedness, resilience and recovery”, Michel said in a tweet.

Johnson said earlier he would be keen to agree a global treaty on pandemics where countries agreed to share data, amid British and U.S. concern over access given to a World Health Organization (WHO) mission to China.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru, Editing by William Maclean)

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