Moscow, April 30 (RHC)-- Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero reiterated on Thursday the island's willingness to support the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states in confronting Covid-19 with its vaccines.
At the virtual meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, held in the Russian city of Kazan, Marrero stressed that such assistance could also derive in a strategic line of cooperation of the Caribbean nation with the bloc.
He said that the levels of incidence of the pandemic, the high prices in the commercialization of vaccines, and the current rate of immunization indicate that it will take 21 years to immunize the entire world population.
He pointed out that the vaccine candidates developed by the Finlay Vaccine Institute and the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, both in Cuba, have so far proved to be effective against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus strains detected worldwide.
The Cuban Prime Minister assured that the Caribbean nation can produce a large number of vaccines and plans to become one of the first states in the world to immunize its entire population.
Senior representatives of the EEU member states Belarus, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova, Uzbekistan, and Cuba, the last three with observer country status, are also taking part in the meeting.