China has recognized India’s efforts in supplying COVID-19 vaccines to the world especially poorer nations.
In response to a question at a press briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said that it welcomes India shipping more doses of free COVID-19 vaccines around the world, especially to poorer countries, compared with Chinese vaccine supplies.
He added, China hopes to see more countries taking actions to provide vaccines to the world, especially developing countries, to help with the global response.
True to its earned fame of World’s Pharmacy, India focused on its production capacity to vaccinate its own billion plus population as well as supplying to the world especially, poorer nations through WHO led COVAX.
India’s ability to manufacture vaccines has helped outpace the nation’s ability to inoculate all of its own citizens.
And these millions of surplus vaccines are propelling India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’.
Indian government has made sure that vaccine supplies are procured for smaller countries, as well as its own citizens as it is also exporting vaccines commercially.
Experts say, China could have used free vaccines to build stronger relations and gained diplomatic advantage, however, it could deliver less than its promise.