‘No third social gathering concerned,’ says MEA on India sending vaccines to Paraguay

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has dismissed media experiences quoting Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu that Taipei’s intervention led to Paraguay getting vaccines from India. In response to a query, the spokesperson of the MEA, Arindam Bagchi stated, “I would like to confirm that no third party was involved in” New Delhi sending vaccines to the south American nation. 

India on the twenty sixth of March despatched 1 lakh doses of India-made COVID vaccines to the South American nation. This got here within the backdrop of a request from Paraguay throughout a telephonic dialog between its Foreign Minister and India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. 

Earlier this 12 months, India had introduced that it will open its embassy within the nation. 

Media experiences quoting Taiwan’s Foreign Minister stated that its intervention and dealing collectively with “like-minded countries” led to Paraguay getting vaccines. Paraguay has ties with Taiwan and does not acknowledge the People’s Republic of China. It is the most important nation, by way of dimension to acknowledge Taiwan. Taipei, eager to assist its ally reached out to New Delhi, the Foreign Minister indicated. 

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