Argentina’s president Alberto Fernández arrived in Mexico on Monday, as a guest of honor by his Mexican counterpart Andrés Manuel López Obrador. With a broad agenda, in the 60 hours of an official visit, the national leaders have discussed issues such as the production of the vaccine against COVID-19, the economic consequences brought by the pandemic and how to improve commercial ties, reported Infobae.
During a news conference on Tuesday, Fernández stated that the meeting has already started with the “pleasant experience of producing the vaccines that Latin Americans need,” through an agreement between Mexico, Argentina and the Carlos Slim Foundation to distribute the AstraZeneca immunizer on the continent. On Monday, Fernández visited the Liomont Laboratories and supervised the packaging of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Mexico-Argentina relationship in the pandemic context is gaining ground thanks to the coordination that came from the COVAX initiative, as the governments of UK, Argentina and Mexico, as well as the scientists of the university of Oxford, the AstraZeneca company, Liomont and the Carlos Slim Foundation, worked together for the development of the vaccine, its mass reproduction, packaging and distribution.