No third party involved in supply of coronavirus vaccines to Paraguay: MEA
Thursday, 8 April 2021 "I would like to confirm that no third party was involved in this," external affairs ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said while replying to questions on the matter at a media briefing.
Ambassadors of Paraguay and Costa Rica expressed their keenness on getting supply of Covaxin, the indigenous Covid-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with ICMR. They also hailed India's initiative to supply vaccines to other countries as part of efforts to fight the Covid-19 crisis. Fleming Duarte, Paraguay's Ambassador to India, said, “India is a supplier of vaccines to the world. Vaccine diplomacy of India is working very well. We are also requesting facilities in India to supply us a good quantity of doses, although it's very difficult. India is doing its best to provide these vaccines.” Claudio Ansorena, Ambassador of Costa Rica also requested 10 million doses of COVAXIN for his country’s population. He said, “Our request is placed with the foreign affairs ministry. We hope that India will consider our request.” Watch the full video for more.
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Ambassador of Paraguay to India, Fleming Raul Duarte requested for supply of COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine by Hyderabad-based 'Bharat Biotech' and also heaped praises on India for its vaccine diplomacy. "India is a very important supplier of vaccine in the world. Vaccine diplomacy is really well here. We are requesting India to supply us a good quantity of doses of vaccine. We have been requesting COVAXIN, launched by the Indian lab 'Bharat Biotech'. We are talking about at least 1.2 hundred million doses," said Fleming Raul Duarte.