India: Coronavirus

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th May 2021.

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Photo of Rupa Huq Rupa Huq Labour, Ealing Central and Acton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has raised the issue of vaccine pricing in India with his Indian counterpart in their most recent discussions.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

The Foreign Secretary spoke to his counterpart, the Indian Minister of External Affairs Dr Jaishankar, on 6 May, where they agreed on the need for swift and equitable access to vaccines around the world.

The Government of India continues to provide free of cost vaccinations to defined vulnerable categories of the population, including health and frontline workers, and all those above 45 years of age.

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