Arab vaccine diplomacy and Tunisia’s coronavirus crisis
No country in the region has responded with more vaccine doses than Saudi Arabia, which announced this past week that it would send 1 million to Tunisia, in addition to medical supplies. The United Arab Emirates, which started manufacturing vaccines earlier this year, has sent 500,000 doses, and Tunisia’s neighbor Algeria has sent aid and 250,000 doses. Turkey also stepped in with 50,000 doses. Several other countries in the region, including Egypt, Morocco and Qatar, are sending medical supplies, including field hospitals.