New Delhi (NVI): 20 lakh doses of Indian manufactured Covid-19 vaccine today reached Casablanca in Morocco as part of India’s first consignment of vaccines under contractual supplies category.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted as the vaccines reached the African country. “Indian vaccines land in Casablanca. India & Morocco – a Beautiful Friendship,” he said in a tweet.
— Dr. S. Jaishankar (@DrSJaishankar) January 22, 2021
Notably, being one of the largest manufacturers of Covid vaccine in the world, India has adopted vaccine diplomacy as part of its efforts to help needy countries combat the Covid-19 pandemic and providing them a ray of hope for immediate immunisation.
Apart from Morocco, commercial shipments of the vaccines have already been dispatched to Brazil. India is also undertaking contractual supplies to Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Bangladesh and Myanmar, Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Anurag Srivastava said during a press briefing today.
So far, India has dispatched vaccine consignments to Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Seychelles– all six key partner and neighbouring countries to which India had promised supplies under grant assistance.