“We will expand the partnership”: Ebrard advanced plans with China and thanked the support received during the pandemic

File photo: EFE / Presidency of Mexico
File photo: EFE / Presidency of Mexico

The Secretary of Foreign Relations, Marcelo Ebrard, He reported that Mexico will expand its strategic partnership with China.

Through a message in your account Twitter, the foreign minister announced that he had a conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi.

“I had a cordial conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and State Councilor of the People’s Republic of China, Wang Yi, whom I thanked his country’s support in dealing with the pandemic. In 2021 we will expand the strategic partnership of both nations ”, wrote Ebrard Casaubón.

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It should be remembered that Mexico and China maintain important commercial relations, in addition to that during 2020, an air bridge was opened between both countries for the supply of protective equipment for medical personnel and the purchase of ventilators for the care of seriously ill COVID-19 patients. .

In addition, both governments agreed to acquire the COVID-19 vaccine made by the Chinese pharmaceutical CanSino.

According to what was reported by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador during his traditional morning conference in the Treasury Room of the National Palace, he assured that Millions of doses of the CanSino vaccine will reach Mexico this January.

“I was talking about the CanSino vaccine, from a Chinese pharmaceutical company. We have a contract for 35 million doses. The agreement is that they deliver us two million in January, three million in February, three million in March. We have already signed the agreement ”, he highlighted.

Through his official social networks, the president shared a message in which he endorsed the commitment with the population to apply vaccines from the highest to lowest risk groups.

“This vaccine is very important because it does not require low refrigeration temperatures like Pfizer’s, apart from being only one. So we hope that by January we will have this CanSino vaccine and there are already millions of doses “, he referred.

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Archive image.  Logo of the Chinese vaccine specialist CanSino Biologics Inc. (Photo: REUTERS / Thomas Peter)
Archive image. Logo of the Chinese vaccine specialist CanSino Biologics Inc. (Photo: REUTERS / Thomas Peter)

On the other hand, he reiterated that the vaccine will be universal and free, but that it will be applied from the oldest to the youngest groups, once health personnel have been fully immunized against COVID-19.

“When the health personnel finish in the application of their first dose, already for the second half of January, we start with the elderly, the elderly, we begin with the oldest from 100 to 90 years old, if they cannot get out they are vaccinated in their houses”, he asserted.

Faced with questions about the efficacy of the Chinese vaccine, López Obrador assured that “it is good.”

“We have information that it is a good vaccine, which has been applied in China for a long time and has been applied, that is the information we have, to the Chinese Army”said this Wednesday, December 30.

He assured that these comments are generated “for various reasons that are not relevant here, but people already imagine, we do not get involved in that, because what matters is the health of the people. This is not about ideologies, it has nothing to do with the political positions of governments, here what matters to us is saving lives, “he insisted.

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