“There is no political issue stopping the import of the vaccine”, says Araujo

O ministro das Relações Exteriores, Ernesto Araújo, durante audiência pública na Comissão de Relações Exteriores e Defesa Nacional do Senado

The Foreign Minister, Ernesto Arazzo, said on Wednesday, 24, that there is no political problem that creates obstruction Export of vaccines to Brazil. In a thematic session in the Senate, he stated that “no political issue is preventing any form of importation, be it vaccines or inputs”.

“The whole world is still facing difficulties in getting vaccines and their inputs. Countries with the technical capacity to produce are facing difficulties in completing the more rapid vaccination process, ”said Araujo. He noted that countries in the European Union vaccinated 9% of the population, while Brazil is in the range of 6%. “There is no big difference”, he admits.

According to Arujo, the Diplomatic problems The relationship between Brazil and China is “the result of a narrative” pointed out by senators who do not agree with the truth. “We have no diplomatic problems with China. And this is part of the formulation of our foreign policy, which I see as being completely wrong.”

Araujo said that Brazil, according to Chinese data, is the third country in the world to have the highest supply of vaccines and vaccines manufactured in China. He said, “First there are Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates and immediately thereafter Brazil, so that Brazil is not in any way behind the line.”

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