The Chargé d’Affairs of the United States Embassy in Buenos Aires, Mary Kay Carlson, attended tonight the reception of three and a half million Moderna vaccines donated by the Joe Biden government and confirmed that it is “one of the most important vaccines. Donations made by my country so far in this region.” “The United States is a strong partner of Argentina and we will continue to work together to fight this pandemic, we are all in this togetherThe official added.
At the event, along with the Prime Minister, Santiago Cafiero, and officials from the nation’s health ministry, the diplomat highlighted that “a pandemic knows no borders, so it is imperative that we work together to combat the virus globally. Our cooperation is in distributing vaccines.” essential for worldwide recovery.”
“We are sharing these vaccines to help those in need and stimulate global economic recovery. The more people around the world get vaccinated, the safer we will all be. We are together in this, reflects a statement from the embassy.
The United States has donated $2 billion to the Gavi Alliance for COVAX, the United Nations’ multilateral mechanism for vaccine delivery, making the United States the largest contributor to this important multilateral effort. Additionally, President Biden announced in June that the United States would purchase 500 million vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech for distribution in low-income and lower-middle-income countries. The Group of Seven pledged to provide an additional 500 million doses, expanding that donation to one billion.
Bilaterally, the US government has donated more than $4 million in supplies to fight the pandemic in Argentina. In April, Admiral Craig S. Faller, the commander of Southern Command, visited Argentina to donate three field hospitals, search and rescue teams and other supplies to help fight the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the embassy’s official statement.
On the Ezeiza runway, in front of one of the planes that transported the shipment of vaccines, Carlson stressed that the shipment “is one of the most important donations my country has made so far in this region. These vaccines, of recognized safety and efficacy, will help save thousands of lives” and I recognize that “being Part of this donation is, without a doubt, one of the greatest honors I have received in my 35 years of diplomatic career.”
“Our strong bilateral relationship is based on shared values and connections between people, and there is nothing more important than ensuring the health and well-being of all our citizens.Added US business manager in Argentina. He added, “We all know that the pandemic knows no borders. It has changed lives as we have known it, and it is essential to ensure that our neighbors in the region are able to contain COVID-19 for the recovery of all countries.”
“I want to highlight the efforts of Secretary Carla Vizzotti and her entire team from the Ministry of Health but also from the Presidency and from all the officials in the Argentine government and my government as well, Jorge Arguelo, the Argentine Ambassador at the Embassy of Washington, our team here at our embassy, and all those who have worked in every aspect for This donation. I also thank the many professionals, Argentines and Americans who were essential to the realization of this donation.”
Carlson further added thatAs the largest contributor to the global response to the pandemicThe US government operates in multilateral as well as bilateral forums. We have made donations to Argentina of more than $4 million to support efforts against COVID-19, and we will certainly continue to do so.”
“This donation illustrates the state of relations between Argentina and the United States. We work together as a team, because a donation of this size takes a lot of work and with airlines as well,” he considered, noting that “this is a great sample of our joint efforts, and not just to fight the pandemic.” , but also to collaborate on other efforts.”