This time for Africa: Made-in-India COVID-19 vaccines land in Côte d’Ivoire

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India has been sending COVID-19 vaccine doses to several different countries in Africa. The latest batch of vaccines arrived in Côte d’Ivoire on Friday (February 26). The EAM shared the news with two pictures of the vaccine being unloaded from a plane.

Credit: Twitter/ Dr. S. Jaishankar

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar announced that the COVID-19 vaccine from India has landed in Africa. The minister had also recently traveled to the Maldives where he handed over 1 lakh additional doses of the made-in India vaccine.

India has been sending COVID-19 vaccine doses to several different countries in South Africa. The latest batch of vaccines arrived in Côte d’Ivoire on Friday (February 26). The EAM shared the news with two pictures of the vaccine being unloaded from a plane.

He wrote in his Twitter post, “This time for Africa. Made in India vaccines land in Côte d’Ivoire. #VaccineMaitri.”

This time for Africa.
Made in India vaccines land in Côte d’Ivoire.#VaccineMaitri pic.twitter.com/wdo8M8Jsa9

— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) February 26, 2021

Meanwhile, EAM Jaishankar has been actively working to strengthen ties between India and its neighbouring countries. He recently spoke to the Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, about the current situation on the border and the status of the disengagement.

Jaishankar emphasized that once the disengagement is completed at all friction points, then the two sides could also look at broader de-escalation of troops in the area and work towards the restoration of peace and tranquillity.

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