He also tweeted a picture of Lord Hanuman carrying a vaccine from India to Brazil.
New Delhi: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a flight carrying two million doses of India made coronavirus vaccines landed in Brazil on Saturday.
Bolsonaro while thanking India for the vaccine export also mentioned that the country feels honoured to have a great partner (India) to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts.
“Brazil is honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle. Thank you for helping us with vaccine exports from India to Brazil,” said Bolsonaro in his tweet with a picture of Lord Hanuman.
Namaskar, Prime Minister @narendramodi— Jair M. Bolsonaro (@jairbolsonaro) January 22, 2021
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.
Prime Minister Modi also replied to the Brazilian President saying that it was an honour to be a trusted partner during the pandemic adding that the two countries will continue to strengthen 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," Prime Minister wrote in a tweet.
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. https://t.co/0iHTO05PoM— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2021
Well, the Brazilian Prime Minister chose a unique way to extend his gratitude and it won hearts of Indian citizens. However, this isn't the first time Bolsonaro invoked religion to thank or make an appeal to India. In April last year, the President wrote a letter to Indian government seeking hydroxychloroquine or HCQ, a drug thought to be effective in the treatment of coronavirus, touted by then President Donald Trump, himself.
India dispatched two million doses of Covishield vaccines to Brazil on Friday. Covishield has been developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University and is being manufactured by Serum Institute of India.
Brazil has the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the world next only to the United States. The total number of cases are over 8.7 million and 2,14,000 deaths related to Covid-19 have been recorded.
India is one of the world’s biggest drugmakers, and an increasing number of countries have already approached it for procuring the coronavirus vaccines. India has already rolled out a massive coronavirus vaccination drive under which two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, are being administered to frontline health workers across the country.
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Last Updated Jan 23, 2021, 11:05 AM IST