Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has confirmed that his country is “looking” for an additional COVID-19 vaccine from India. Last week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked with Modi to guarantee Trudeau the supply of the COVID vaccine.
In response to a question at the press conference, Trudeau said, “We are considering additional vaccines from the Serum Institute that may come from India, and the work is being done closely.”
“It was good to be able to talk to Prime Minister Modi on a variety of topics, including India’s role in vaccine production for developing countries and other issues that are important to us,” he added.
Canada has a contract to obtain 20 million AstraZeneca COVID vaccines, which he said was not from an Indian production facility. “I think they came from a facility in AstraZeneca, South Korea.”
The talks between the two countries will take place two months after Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau talks about an ongoing peasant protest in India. In December, he commented on a peasant protest that offended New Delhi. New Delhi has filed a strong protest with the rare summoning of Canada’s envoy to India, Nadir Patel.
At last week’s meeting, the Foreign Ministry discussed with Trudeau the peasant issue praising New Delhi’s efforts to “choose a dialogue path suitable for democracy,” the Foreign Ministry said in response to a question.
India, which produces 60% of the world’s vaccines, sends COVID vaccines to more than 20 countries. New Delhi has donated vaccines to 13 countries and has sent vaccines to 9 countries on a commercial basis. A total of Rs 2.297 million COVID vaccines have been supplied to the global community-Rs 647,000 as a gift and Rs 1.65 million commercially.
Looking for an “extra” COVID-19 vaccine from India: Prime Minister of Canada
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