The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) has dismissed media reports citing Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu that Paraguay had obtained a vaccine from India through Taipei’s intervention. In response to the question, MEA spokesman Arindam Bagchi said, “I want to make sure that no third party is involved” in sending the vaccine to South American countries.
On March 26, India sent an Indian-made COVID vaccine of Rs 10,000 to South American countries. This is due to a request from Paraguay during a telephone conversation between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar.
Earlier this year, India announced that it would open an embassy in the country.
Paraguay has been vaccinated with Taiwan’s intervention and cooperation with “similar countries,” according to media reports citing Taiwan’s Foreign Minister. Paraguay has a relationship with Taiwan and is unaware of the People’s Republic of China. It is the largest country in terms of the scale of recognizing Taiwan. The foreign minister pointed out Taipei, which is keen to help its allies reach out to New Delhi.
“Third parties are not involved,” says the Indian MEA is sending vaccines to Paraguay.
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