“This is an important donation. Ivan Duque, President of Colombia, said that this is the most important donation we receive through Covax from European countries.
Madrid. (European media)-Colombian President Iván Duque thanked the Spanish government on Monday for donating approximately 1.1 million doses of vaccine against covid-19, and emphasized that this gesture represents European countries versus Latin American countries.
Duke announced that Colombia had received the first 957,000 doses vaccine via the COVAX mechanism Monday. This will strengthen Colombia’s national vaccine plan. Spanish government.
In the words of the president, this is a gesture of “friendship” and “unitedness” and “reaffirms the historical and strategic relationship between Colombia and Spain”. This week, he will visit Colombia to address trade, investment, and “The “horrible”, pandemic covid-19 has strengthened the relationship between the two countries in the area of health.
According to Duke, Colombia has already received 37.4 millions doses of vaccine against covid-19. The president has also transferred the 41 September application with the help of Spanish donations and other remittances. 1 million doses.
“We hope there will more,” he said before highlighting Colombia’s progress in the completion of the vaccination program. In this sense, it reiterated that by 2021, the government will achieve the “target” of two doses of vaccine for 35 million Colombians, which will bring it to the threshold of 70% of the population.