Pedro Sánchez, president of Spain, announced on Wednesday the donation of seven and a half million vaccines from his country to Latin America. The socialist president held a press conference from New York, where he traveled to participate in the 76th. United Nations General Assembly.
Spain has shown its solidarity by donating vaccines to third countries to combat #COVID19. Today, in #UNGA, I will announce new commitments to Latin America, the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa and the EU’s southern neighbourhood, bringing the total number of donations to 30 million doses. pic.twitter.com/TMI4wirTtN — Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon)
September 22, 2021
“The needs remain immense and that is why we are also donating another 7.5 million doses of vaccines by the first quarter of 2022; it’s 30 million vaccines in total for the countries that need it most,” Sanchez said. This donation of vaccines, which will include as many to sub-Saharan Africa and the Maghreb, represents the second donation from Spain for Latin America and the Caribbean, so it computes a total of 15 million for the region.
According to the president, with these figures, Spain became the seventh country that donated the most vaccines and the third in the European Union, in absolute terms.