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African, Caribbean nations support India in WTO on COVID-19 vaccine supply

St. Lucia on behalf of CARICOM Group expressed appreciation and thanked India and South Africa for the vaccine supply

A group of African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have supported India to supply COVID-19 vaccines to various developing and least developed countries.

During a discussion at the World Trade Organization (World Trade Organization), a group of Latin American member states, including Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama and Paraguay, expressed their concern over the EU-imposed export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines. And their business distorting effect.

St. Lucia on behalf of the CARICOM group expressed appreciation and thanked India and South Africa for supplying them with the vaccine.

CARICOM is a group of Caribbean countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Haiti and St. Lucia.

“We currently thank the Government of India and South Africa as well as the African Union for their generosity and solidarity. Through the generosity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India has donated an initial installment of 1,70,000 vaccines to Barbados. And Dominica through bilateral arrangements, “St. Lucia states that India has sent an additional 1,7,000 vaccines to five CARICOM member states.

Similarly, in its intervention, Jamaica on behalf of the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) group of countries also thanked Indian efforts in providing vaccine supplies to developing and least developed countries (LDCs).

Jamaica has said, “There is absolutely no place for vaccine nationalism in this crisis, because no member ejects the effects of the virus until all members are able to spread it. Therefore, we are in India and Recognizes the efforts of countries like South. Africa has arranged for the delivery of vaccines to many developing countries and LDCs. ”

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