‘We thank PM Modi’


Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for shipping over 500 thousand ‘Made in India’ COVISHIELD vaccines to the nation lauding India for ‘generously and selflessly’ assisting the Caribbean in their fight against COVID-19.

Taking to Twitter to thank India, Prime Minister Gaston Browne also shared an image of him and PM Modi from the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting where the two nation-heads had last interacted with each other.

As a part of its vaccine diplomacy, India on Monday shipped half a million COVID-19 vaccines destined for over 4 Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries and Suriname. Sharing the development on Twitter, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that the move came as part of India’s commitment to the Caribbean Community.

India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ earns international applause

Emphasizing its ‘neighbourhood first’ policy, India began sending millions of doses of the COVID-19 vaccines as grants to friendly to SAARC member nations, after its two vaccines were approved by the DGCI. To date, India has supplied it’s ‘Made in India’ vaccines to Bhutan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar, Seychelles Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Mauritius.

Later, the nation broadened its ambit by supplying vaccines to distant countries with friendly ties such as Brazil, Ghana and several other nations in the Caribbean and the Middle East.

The nation has also won global praise for its ‘Vaccine Maitri’ programme which aims to aid poor countries amidst the global pandemic. WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has also personally expressed his gratified to Prime Minister Modi and India for sharing the COVID-19 vaccines remarking how its commitment was helping more than 60 countries to start vaccinating their health workers and other priority groups.

PM Modi has responded to the WHO chief saying– “We are all together in the fight against this pandemic” and that India is committed to sharing resources, experiences, and knowledge for global good. The nation has also vowed to supply 2,00,000 doses of vaccines to the United Nations for vaccinating the peacekeepers, which has also gained the appraisal of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

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  1. These good deeds and example you expect to see from our rich neighbours in the north and the rich European Nations. But it shows how selfish they can be. Greed is all they have to give.

    And I also like to thank my Prime Mister who is always leading from the from when it comes to giving. He did the same during hurricane Irma when he donated $100K to the Barbudan cause. Now once again he is donoation from his personal account to the people of Antigua and Barbuda. I wonder what the haters have to say about that.
    Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country

    • @From The Sideline.
      A man robbed you of 5 mil dollars and give you 2 hundred thousand dollars to be shared with 100 thousand others.
      Is he generous man?

  2. My people despite all the challenges, you could not have wanted a better statesman to lead Antigua and Barbuda in this time of a crises. To date all you hear from the detractors are criticism with no reasoned alternative. If is it just one of us who has to face the detractors continue to pray earnestly for our PM to remain steadfast and guide this blessed land!!

  3. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Saying thank you for the camera. Now which flight does Choksi leave on heading for India?

  4. Thank You India!
    Thank You Irwin LeRoque & Caricom for negotiating this generous gift to all member states.
    Thank You PM & Minister Foreign Affairs for arranging a suitable greeting party and publicity.

  5. Looks like INDIA is our new friend. What will CHINA think.? The bottom line is it’s nice to have such good friends.

  6. Donation from his personal account to the people of Àntigua ? What happen to all the crocked personal enrichment on the back of Àntigua and Barbuda shuups

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