‘Honour is ours’; says PM Modi in reply to Brazil President’s thanks for vaccine

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday thanked India for the Covid-19 vaccine support. He also said that the country feels honoured to have a great partner (India) to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts.

“Namaskar, Prime Minister @narendramodi Brazil feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts. Thank you for assisting us with the vaccines exports from India to Brazil.Dhanyavaad!” President Bolsonaro tweeted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied by saying that India will continue to strengthen the cooperation on healthcare.

“The honour is ours, President @jairbolsonaro to be a trusted partner of Brazil in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic together. We will continue to strengthen our cooperation on healthcare,” PM Modi tweeted.

India dispatched two million doses of Covishield vaccines to Brazil.

Covishield has been developed by AstraZeneca/Oxford University and is being manufactured by Serum Institute of India.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar confirmed the arrival of vaccines in Brazil.

“Trust the Pharmacy of the World. Made in India vaccines arrive in Brazil,” Jaishankar tweeted.