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Foreign Minister Cafiero with vaccines cargo at Airport

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Argentina on Wednesday (Today) donated 42, 000 doses of AstraZeneca to the 

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), 11,000 does of which will go to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Argentine Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero, said: “This collaboration is just a token of the historical friendship and positive relations between the Argentine Republic and the Caribbean region. We share the same democratic values, and my government truly appreciates the support we permanently receive from our partners”.

Argentina and the OECS signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in 2013 and, since them, numerous technical cooperation projects in agriculture, public health and environment have been implemented in St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and other member countries.

Argentine MFA Director of Caribbean Affairs and former ambassador to the OECS, Gustavo M. Pandiani,  said that within this first vaccine donation, “Saint Lucia will receive 18,000 doses, Dominica 2,000, Grenada 11,000 and St. Vincent and the Grenadines 11,000”.

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Pandiani said: “We want to recognised the coordination efforts made by OECS Director General Didacus Jules and director Carlene Radix”.

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