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Brazil President requests PM Modi to speed-up shipment of 20 lakh vaccine doses

Jair Bolsonaro and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Jair Bolsonaro and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

In a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, on Friday, requested to accelerate the process of shipment of two million doses of AstraZenecas COVID-19 vaccine. 

 

Bolsonaros letter, released by his press office, comes after the federally funded Fiocruz biomedical center, on Friday, said that the active ingredients needed to fill and finish millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil, previously slated to arrive in the country on Saturday, may not land until the end of the month.

 

 

The letter written by Bolsonaro to PM Modi reads: 

 

It is with great satisfaction that I address Your Excellency to address an important issue that makes up our broad cooperation agenda.

 

I inform you that the Brazilian government has launched the National Immunization Program against Covid-19. Among the vaccines selected by the Brazilian government, are those from the Indian company Bharat Biotech International Limited (Covaxin) and AstraZeneca at the University of Oxford (Covishield), also produced by the Serum Institute of India.

 

To enable the immediate implementation of our National Immunization Program, I would appreciate being able to count on Your Excellency’s good offices to anticipate the supply to Brazil, with the possible urgency and without jeopardizing the Indian vaccination program, of 2 million doses of the immunizer produced by the Serum Institute of India.

 

By the way, with reference to my letter of April 6, 2020, I reiterate my sincere thanks to Your Excellency for the release of exports of pharmaceutical ingredients produced in India, which are extremely relevant for supplying our market and for the health of the Brazilian people.

 

In expressing my personal admiration for the excellence and high productive capacity of Indian laboratories and institutes, I am convinced of the trajectory of friendship and cooperation that characterizes the relations between our two countries.

 

In the expectation of seeing you soon, I ask you to accept, Prime Minister, the expression of my highest esteem and consideration.

 

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