Press Release
February 25, 2022
Mexico donates AstraZeneca vaccines to SVG

The government of Mexico has donated a quantity of 10,000 AstraZeneca vaccines to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to be used in its ongoing fight against COVID-19.

The vaccines were brought to SVG on board a Mexican aircraft last week Friday, February 18 accompanied by a delegation headed by Executive Director of the Mexican Agency of International Co-operation for Development (AMEXCID), Dr. Laura Elena Carrillo Cubillas states a release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of SVG.

A short handing over ceremony of the items took take place at the Argyle International Airport. Senator, Keisal M. Peters, Minister of State with responsibility for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, senator, Keisal M. Peters; Honorary Consul of Mexico, Joel Providence and Permanent Secretary within the Ministry of Health Wellness and the Environment, Cuthbert Knights,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 the vaccines as this country continues to tackle the pandemic.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the United Mexican States in August 2006 signed a Basic Agreement on Technical and Scientific Co-operation. Since then, both countries have worked actively to deepen technical co-operation assistance at the bilateral and regional level.