People in Sri Lanka will receive their second dose of China's Sinopharm vaccine this month. One million doses purchased from the Chinese company arrived in the country on Sunday, and another million doses were scheduled to arrive today. China has already donated 1.1 million shots to Sri Lanka.
17 May 2021, the European Commission is proposing a new approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU for the industries and sectors related to oceans, seas and coasts. A sustainable blue economy is essential to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal and ensuring a green and inclusive recovery from the pandemic.
12 May 2021, the European Commission adopted the EU Action Plan: “Towards Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil” – a key deliverable of the European Green Deal and the main topic of this year's EU Green Week. It sets out an integrated vision for 2050: a world where pollution is reduced to levels that are no longer harmful to human health and natural ecosystems, as well as the steps to get there. The plan ties together all relevant EU policies to tackle and prevent pollution, with a special emphasis on how to use digital solutions to tackle pollution. Reviews of relevant EU legislation are foreseen to identify remaining gaps in EU legislation and where better implementation is necessary to meet these legal obligations.
The Women’s Forum is one of the important events of each Shaanxi Silk Expo. During the fifth Silk Road Expo this year, on May 11, it was hosted by the All-China Women’s Federation and the Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government and undertaken by the Shaanxi Women’s Federation. "The Silk Road at the Fingertips"-Silk Road Women's Forum kicked off in Xi'an.
On 27 April 2021, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi of the People's Republic of China, Acting Foreign Minister Mirwais Nab of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali of Nepal, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka held a video conference on joint response to COVID-19, and exchanged views on international and regional cooperation on pandemic response and post-COVID economic recovery.