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UN Chief Antonio Guterres Lauds India's Covid-19 Vaccine Assistance to Nations

File photo of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Reuters)

File photo of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. (Reuters)

The UN Secretary General also expressed hope that India will have all instruments necessary to play a major role in ensuring a global vaccination campaign becomes possible as the world fights the pandemic.

India's vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis. The UN Secretary-General also expressed hope that India will have all instruments necessary to play a major role in ensuring a global vaccination campaign becomes possible as the world fights the pandemic.

I would like to say how much we count on India. I mean, India has one of the most advanced pharmaceutical industries. India played a very important role in the production of generics for use that was a very important element of democratisation of access to medicines all over the world, Guterres said. He was responding to a question by .

first published:January 29, 2021, 09:35 IST
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