New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday (April 8) dismissed media reviews quoting Taiwan international minister Joseph Wu that Taipei’s intervention led to Paraguay getting vaccines from India.
In response to a query, the MEA spokesperson, Arindam Bagchi, mentioned, “I would really like to verify that no third party was involved in” New Delhi sending vaccines to the south American nation.
India on the twenty sixth of March despatched one lakh doses of India-made COVID vaccines to the South American nation. This got here in the backdrop of a request from Paraguay throughout a telephonic dialog between its international minister and India’s External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar. Earlier this yr, India introduced that it’s going to open its embassy in the nation.
Media reviews quoting Taiwan’s international minister mentioned that its intervention and dealing along with “like-minded nations” 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, in phrases of dimension to acknowledge Taiwan. Taipei, eager to assist its ally reached out to New Delhi, the international minister indicated.