The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan said today that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay has accused the Chinese vaccine manufacturer of breaking off diplomatic relations with Taiwan as a condition for obtaining the vaccine, which has no legitimacy and undermines the sovereignty of the country; the acquisition of the vaccine is a matter of Life and should not be reduced to a tool or means of political manipulation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan held a press conference in the morning, and Yu Da㵢 said that the media reported a few days ago that the Paraguayan government would give up 2 million doses of vaccines to Paraguay from the 40 million purchased by Taiwan from AZ. At that Time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately issued a statement, saying that this is a wrong message, and also submitted a report to the Legislative Yuan to clarify.
Yu Da-㵢 said that Paraguay was delayed in getting the vaccines they procured from COVAX and Russia, creating a public health crisis. The company’s main goal is to provide a solution to the problem of the problem.
The vaccine that Taiwan bought from AZ and the vaccine that Paraguay negotiated with AZ are two unrelated things,” Yu said, adding that Taiwan only bought 10 million doses of vaccine from AZ, which is a bit confusing in terms of information.
The first batch of vaccines from India will arrive on the 28th, and they will continue to negotiate with other vaccine suppliers such as AZ for more vaccines.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay also issued a statement saying that it is willing to purchase the vaccine from all countries that produce Wuhan pneumonia vaccine and that it is open to doing so, provided that the supply is legitimate and responsible, with sufficient guarantees and in line with the health norms of the country. The representatives of the Chinese vaccine manufacturers or intermediaries claiming to be from China or China have expressed doubts about the legitimacy and reliability of the sales proposal, and have broken off diplomatic relations with Taiwan as a condition for obtaining the vaccine, which has no legitimacy and undermines Paraguay’s national sovereignty.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that in the face of the global spread of the Wuhan pneumonia Epidemic, the acquisition of vaccines is also a humanitarian issue that concerns the lives of the Paraguayan people, and vaccines should not be reduced to a tool or means of political manipulation.