SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, Friday, February 18, 2022 – Today, a Mexican aircraft landed at the Argyle International Airport carrying ten thousand (10,000) doses of the Aztrazeneca vaccine to donate to the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines from the Government of Mexico to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mexican delegation was headed by Dr. Laura Elena Carrillo Cubillas, Executive Director of the Mexican Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AMEXCID).
A short handing over ceremony of the items took take place at the Argyle International Airport. Senator The Honourable Keisal M. Peters, Minister of State with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Mr. Joel Providence, Honorary Consul of Mexico, and Mr. Cuthbert Knights, Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment, were on hand to witness the handing over of the items.
Minister Peters on behalf of the Government and People of St. Vincent and the Grenadines express thanks to the Government of Mexico for the donation of 10,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines as this country continues to tackle the pandemic.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Mexican States signed in August 2006, a Basic Agreement on Technical and Scientific Cooperation. Since then, both countries have worked actively to deepen technical cooperation assistance at the bilateral and regional level.