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The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has confirmed that the vaccine against COVID-19 is guaranteed to all Mexicans. He stated that there are contracts for 140 million doses, and the budget has been increased to 40 billion pesos to purchase the antigen.
During the opening of the National Guard facilities in Tequila, Jalisco, President of Mexico, stressed that there will be no shortage of vaccines, and he took the opportunity to thank the governments of India, China and Russia for the cooperation they have provided to Mexico to obtain doses of the vaccine against COVID-19.
He also said that he hopes to be able very soon to say that he is grateful to the United States government for the help in providing the antigen, because it has not done so yet, but he considered that it “will help.”
“I take this opportunity to thank the government of India, China and the government of Russia, and I hope to say very soon that I thank the government of the United States too, because I am sure they will also help, nothing else they have not done. It’s done, and they already see that I always say what I think and feel, but I’m sure they’ll help ”, The Mexican president indicated.
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On March 1, Lopez Obrador held a virtual meeting with his American counterpart. Hours earlier, the Mexican president had stated in his press conference that he would ask the government of The United States opens sales of Covid-19 vaccines.
In a blunt question, Lopez Obrador acknowledged at his daily press conference that he had already asked Biden to allow drug companies in the United States to distribute the vaccine to Mexico, which has a contract to obtain 34.4 million doses from Pfizer.
“Yes, and there may be an answer indeed. If he considers that the issue must be addressed because we also do not want to impose an agenda, we must be respectful, but it is an issue that concerns us a lot, as is the concept of” patriotism. “
A day later, at his morning conference, Lopez Obrador confirmed that the conversation with Biden took place in a friendly and cooperative atmosphere. “There was no contradiction, no one.” He said, “We did well.”
Presidents Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and Joe Biden (Photo: Twitter / lopezobrador_)
Regarding Mexico’s request to the United States to open the market for vaccines against COVID-19, and it could reach the country, Lopez Obrador said that no agreement had been reached, butHe explained that officials from both countries “will see what can be done and when.”
Conversation with President Biden developed in an atmosphere of great respect, friendship and cooperation, and various topics were discussed …
We are dealing with COVID-related matters, In general, and vaccines in particular, in order to leave doubts and misunderstandings, there was a great understanding position of President Biden on this issue, towards our approach, and the teams of the two countries will see what is possible and when.
But there was very good behavior, so we will report at that time, in general it was a meeting, I repeat, friendly, respectful, With so much focus on development cooperation, there was no contradiction, as I say categorically, and not a single contradiction.
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It was a respectable conversation and I think it was very good for both countries, Especially for the people of the two countries, this is what we discussed, there was an introductory part that was agreed to be public, then we stayed to dismantle the agenda, and we discussed practically all the issues on the agenda and agreed to meet againHe pointed out that even when these teleconferences take place via these channels, the dialogue will continue … “
However, the Mexican president acknowledged that there is still no agreement for factories in the United States, which can now only produce the drug within the region, to start distributing it to Mexico, which has a contract for 34.4 million doses. From Pfizer and BioNTech.
When an agreement is reached, it will be reported. The teams of the two countries will explore all possibilities for cooperation in this matter, what I can say to the people of Mexico is that there has been acceptance of our proposal regarding the need. That we have to face the epidemic in the best way possible, and the need for vaccines, remember that in the United States they also have a national vaccination plan, After that there will be a dialogue on this issue, the difference, I cannot say that the agreement was actually reached, nor that there was no agreement. We did a good job, that’s what I can say, “he said after meeting Biden.
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The Mexican president promised, on Sunday, that there would be no shortage of vaccines, after the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alvaro, asked him to distribute the antigen in the largest city of the state. He emphasized that no vaccine room had been established in Guadalajara or Zapopan.
“NOr they will miss the governor’s vaccinations. I am very happy that it was not easy to get the necessary vaccinations, but we already have contracts to ensure that all Mexicans are vaccinated, and we have contracts for 140 million doses … It has increased to 40 billion pesos, and we have already made some progress, vaccinations are already arriving, and the national vaccination plan will not stop anymore. “
The Mexican president said that if shipments of vaccines against COVID-19 from pharmaceutical companies continue, It is estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 people will be vaccinated daily in Mexico.
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