French President Emmanuel Macron has called on the US to drop its restrictions on the export of COVID-19 vaccines and ingredients.
His words came as a divide emerged between parts of Europe and the US over how best to increase global vaccine production.
Currently, around 1.25bn doses have been administered around the world.
However, less than 1% have been given to the world’s 29 poorest countries, according to news agency AFP.
Rich countries, by contrast, are speeding up their vaccination campaigns. In the UK, 67% of the population has received the first dose and in the US 56% of those eligible have had one jab.
On Friday, the EU agreed to purchase 900 million more doses of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, with the option for 900 million more