India will be among the handful of countries to receive Covid vaccines from the US under its plan to supply the first 25 million doses as part of a larger framework, Vice President Kamala D Harris told Prime Minister Narendra Modi today during a call.
She also called President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of Mexico, President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala, and Prime Minister Keith Rowley, Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
“The Vice President reiterated that the Administration’s efforts are focused on achieving broad global coverage, responding to surges and other urgent situations and public health needs, and helping as many countries as possible who requested vaccines,” a US government release said today.
PM Modi tweeted in the evening, deeply appreciating the assurance and thanking Vice President Harris for the support and solidarity from the US government, businesses, and Indian diaspora.
We also discussed ongoing efforts to further strengthen India-US vaccine cooperation, and the potential of our partnership to contribute to post-Covid global health and economic recovery.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 3, 2021