Visa denials condemned at opening of Montreal AIDS conference | AIDS: on the trail of a pandemic

0
149

Visa refusals doomed at opening of Montreal AIDS conference | AIDS: on the trail of a pandemic

International AIDS Society President Adeeba Kamarulzaman (archive)

The president of the International AIDS Society says her organization will reassess the way it organizes international conferences following visa denials by the Canadian government.

Adeeba Kamarulzaman told attendees at the opening ceremony of the AIDS 2022 conference on Friday morning in Montreal that many delegates, including staff members and leaders of her organization, were unable to obtain visa to attend.

A group of protesters took to the stage during the opening ceremony, condemning visa denials and inequalities in the global response to the COVID-19 virus. human immunodeficiency (HIV).

International Development Minister Harjit Sajjan was scheduled to speak at the opening of the conference, but canceled Her presence. His firm did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The conference, which attracts researchers, doctors, activists and people living with HIV, will focuses on both scientific advances in the fight against AIDS and the need for increased funding for the fight against this disease.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here